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VOL. XX* NO. 13. 



DECEMBER 3, 1910. 



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DECEMBER 3, 1910. 



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"THREE RING VAUDEVILLE" 

DOES DOUBLE SOMERSAULT 



William Hammerstein Changes Policy at Manhattan 

Opera House Before First Week of Big Show Passes. 

Eleven Acts Next Week. Morris Serene. 



"Three-Ring Vaudeville" did a 
double somersault two days after the 
show started at the Manhattan Opera 
House, with the acts playing in sets of 
threes: 

With a nineteen-act bill in the ad- 
vance billing for next week, William 
Hammerstein changed his plan early 
this week, reducing the number of 
turns engaged to eleven. 

It was immediately reported Ham- 
merstein's associate managers in the 
United Booking Offices urged that 
pressure be brought to bear to stop 
the bargain bills at the Manhattan. 

It is also said that Mr. Hammer- 
stein had concluded to revert to the 
usual variety program, in the belief 
the public did not care particularly for 
a long show which tended to tire be- 
fore the end. 

Edward L. Bloom, general manager 
for William Morris, was asked the 
position of the Morris Circuit on the 
"big bill" proposition, and if the open- 
in- of the Manhattan had affected at- 
tendance at the Morris American, the 
first house to present "22-acts." 

"The Manhattan has had no appre- 
ciable effect upon the American that 
we can note. Our balcony and gal- 
lery have been capacity at each show 
this week so far. Monday evening 
the orchestra was slightly short of 
capacity, but I am almost certain the 
Manhattan could not draw away from 
our orchestra. 

"We are highly pleased with the 
success of our shows under the new 
policy. This week the Orpheum at 
Cincinnati is creating a record with 
every performance, while at the Amer- 
ican, Chicago, the advance sale ex- 
ceeds the amount wuen Lauder was 
billed to appear there. 

"I don't know the reason, of course, 



why Mr. Hammerstein has changed 
his policy,", continued Mr. Bloom. "I 
suppose that business must have had 
something to do with that. Business 
at a big house like the Manhattan 
might depend upon the program. As 
Mr. Hammerstein books through the 
United Booking Offices, my 'dope' is 
that, with so many United vaudeville 
theatres In New York which prac- 
tically play the same shows, Mr. Ham- 
merstein has difficulty in presenting 
anything attractive, his bills having 
played all over the city. 

"With the American we present a 
program that is different, and there- 
fore draws the devotee of vaudeville 
who wants to see something a little 
different. For that reason I believe 
the show at the Manhattan would 
draw away from the other city houses 
booking through the United, as peo- 
ple could see a double show there for 
the same money, whereas they could 
only see one-half the same program 
elsewhere — unless visiting the Ameri- 
can." 

Though the "three-ring" plan is to 
be short-lived, the old-timers dug down 
this week to find that twenty-four 
years ago Tom Snellbaker's "Majestic" 
did the same thing. Later, Harry Mor- 
ris, the burlesque manager, tried it 
without success. 

A version on the Hammerstein 
change was that since it was found 
the Sunday night program, with ten 
or eleven acts, had drawn capacity, 
while the "23-act" in the week days 
did not, the management was forced 
to the decision that New York wanted 
the lesser show. 

The second chapter to the story of 
vaudeville's big shows commenced 
Monday when Hammerstein's Manhat- 
(Contlnued on Page 11.) 



"WINTER REVUE" AT BROADWAY. 

Christmas Eve at the Broadway The- 
atre, Lew Fields expects to present 
his "Winter Revue." It Is an inde- 
pendent venture from the production 
Mr. Fields intends to open his Win- 
ter Garden with about Feb. 16. 

"Judy Forgot," the Marie Cahill 
show, now at the Broadway, closes 
there this Saturday, to be followed 
by Julia Marlowe and E. H. Sothern. 
Bertie Herron, who returned from 
England last Sunday, was placed for 
the Cahill production through M. S. 
Bentham. Ethel Johnson is to leave 
that show. 

Glen McDonough wrote the book 
for the "Winter Revue"; Ray Goetz, 
the lyrics, and A. Baldwin Sloane the 
music. 

Another story this week was that 
Weber and Fields would reappear to- 
gether at the Winter Garden, with 
Ross and Fenton, Mary Garden and 
Irene Franklin as the stars. Mr. Ross 
and Miss Fenton not previously ap- 
pearing under Fields' management. 

The recoupling of Joe Weber and 
Lew Fields' names in a show is look- 
ed forward to as the star feature 
through their joint stage return, it 
was said. 



MARRYING THE "COFFEE KING" 

Boston, Dec. 1. 
Miss Nathalie Ray Greene, for the 
past three years with Montgomery 
and Stone in their productions and 
until last Saturday night the por- 
trayer of the "private secretary" in 
"The Old Town," is to be wedded 
Dec. 2 9 to George Wallen, widely 
known as "The Coffee King." The 
v edding is to take place at Narragan- 
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sritATT, WITH TEN PEOPLE. 

With ten people Valeska Suratt will 
reappear in vaudeville, opening in her 
new a<-t at Hammerstein's, Jan. 2. 

Jack Levy has the direction of Miss 
Suratt. The agent placed the pre- 
liminary week's trial for Atlantic City 
Dec. 26. 



APPOINTS MURRAY GEN. MGR. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, Dec. 1. 

Late last week Paul Murray was ap- 
pointed general manager of the Va- 
rieties Controlling Co., the Butt-be 
Frecc combination. Mr. Murray gave 
up his position with the Marinelli Lon- 
don branch the day of his appoint- 
ment. 



DE FRECE REOPENING CASINO. 

(Special Cable to Vaiuktv.) 

Paris. Dec. 1. 

A representative of Walter De 
Frece, the English manager, says his 
principal has taken the Casino and 
will open it Dec. 12. 

Marnac, the French beauty, will re- 
place Gaby De Sl>s in the revue at 
the Follies Hergere. The revue opens 
Saturday. Gaby is ill. 



ACT ORDERED OUT. 

Chicago, Dec. 1. 

After Monday at the American, Lee 

Kohlmer, a female impersonator, did 

not appear, having been requested by 
the management (following a sug- 
gestion by the police) to leave the 
program. Geo. W. Day stepped in. 

Kohlmer had a monolog at the Mon- 
day matinee that was voted the limit, 
without a dissenting voice. 



A BLANCHE RING RUMOR. 

A rumor about this week that 

Blanche Ring would be a Morris star 
for a week or so around Christmas 
could not be confirmed. William Mor- 
ris would not discuss the report. 



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WESTERN ROOKING CIRCUIT. 

Seattle, Dec. 1 . 

The Pacific Amusement Association 

Rooking Circuit has been formed with 

headquarters in this city. It Is con- 
nected with the Miller Amusement Co.. 
which announced yesterday it would 
have a chain of theatres in Oregon, 
Idaho and Washington. 

The Miller Co. started by taking 
the lease of a building here. It is to 
be occupied by sto"k. from the under- 
standing 



VARIETY 



FIRST U. B. O. HEARING. 

The first hearing in the case of the 
complaint against the United Booking 
Office, made by the White Rats, was 
heard in the office of the Commissioner 
of Licenses, Herman Robinson, Wed- 
nesday morning. The hearing was a 
short one, lasting about one hour, 
after which the case was adjourned 
until next Monday morning at 11 
o'clock. 

Maurice Goodman and Philip M. 
Stern were present on behalf of the 
U. B. O., whilo Dennis F. O'Brien and 
M. L. Malevinsky represented the 
White Rats. 

At the hearing little more was done 
than the presenting of a brief and 
the offering of three motions by Mr. 
Goodman. He set forth that under 
the corporate powers granted the 
White Rats, it was "a soctftl organi- 
zation to further the material and 
artistic advancement of its members"; 
that the law regarding complaints 
made to the commissioner of UcenseB 
should be bo interpreted that only 
the party or parties aggrieved, their 
attorneys or agents could enter a com- 
plaint; that the White Rats was nei- 
ther agent nor attorney and therefore 
could not make the complaint; and 
that after the commissioner had in- 
vestigated the complaint properly pre- 
sented, it would be his duty if he 
found any evidence, to hold a hearing 
and determine whether or not the li- 
cense of the respondent should be 
forfeited. 

After Mr. Goodman presented his 
arguments, he asked that the Cor- 
poration Counsel of the City of New 
York give a ruling. This was ob- 
jected to by the attorneys for the 
complainant, who offered to amend 
the present complaint with names of 
the aggrieved parties doing business 
with the United Booking office. But 
Mr. Goodman stated that if that were 
done and the White Rats will remain 
as the complainant, he would still 
raise an objection. 

Messrs. O'Brien and Malevinsky 
said they would present a brief and 
orally argue the motions before the 
Commissioner on next Monday morn- 
ing. 

At -the present it seems as though 
those who have given the White Rats 
the alleged evidence on which the 
complaint has been based will have to 
come forward and furnish separate 
affidavits in each instance, stating the 
special grievance. 

Both parties agreed that the case 
should move with all possible speed 
and the Commissioner stated he would 
devote two days a week to it as soon 
as the ruling had been presented by 
the office of the corporation counsel. 
The commissioner said he was in fa- 
vor of the ruling being obtained for 
then his exact position under the law 
would be defined. 

It is believed that in the brief 
Mr. Goodman presented he cited as an 
instance the derision handed down in 
the case of the Sabbath Society against 
P. G. Williams, at the time the former 
tried to have the license of the Circle 
theatre revoked. In that case the 
courts decided the Sabbath Society (a* 
Corporation ) was not a "person" with- 
in the meaning of the law. 



ALL MAY GO "22." 

There is a likelihood that all of 
the theatres now booked by the Will- 
lam Morris agency may adopt the "22- 
act" policy. 

It Is expected that the Fulton, 

Brooklyn, will shortly take a turn 

at the new style of vaudeville. The 

Plaza, one of Morris' own theatres, 

is nearly certain of it by Jan. 1, If 
the present shows continue to attract 
capacity business. 

The New Orleans American, an- 
other Morris house, is awaiting the 
decision of Dan Fischel of the Prin- 
cess, St. Louis. The latter theatre 
is a Mooris booking. Mr. Fischel is 
noting the attendance and receipts at 
the Cincinnati Orpheum, which Mor- 
ris took under his own management 
last Sunday, opening successfully on 
that day with the new regime. 

If the Plaza changes over (which 
may be done Christmas week — if at 
all) the "split week" now existing be- 
tween that house and the Fulton will 
probably be continued, through the 
theatres exchanging five acts weekly. 
The Plaza will not play less than fif- 
teen acts in all. 

Murray Fell, of the New York Mor- 
ris office, was the official represent- 
ative sent west to attend the openings 
of the new policy at Cincinnati and 
Chicago. 



ALL IN UNION JAN. 1. 

Both sides of the new amalgama- 
tion of the actors' Interests, Actors' 
Union and White Rats, have been 
rather reticent regarding the future 
of the dual organization. 

The charter for the new body was 
granted at the convention of the 
American Federation of Labor Ln St. 
Louis last week, and the delegates 
have returned to town, but do not 
care to give any expression of opinion 
in regard to the future, excepting gen- 
eralities. 

Under the charter the new organi- 
zation does not become active until 
the first of the year, unless the pres- 
ent plans of those Interested are 
changed. In the meantime the organ- 
izations will continue with the same 
offices and in much the same manner 
as heretofore. 



MORRIS 1 "TIN HORN." 

"The Tin Horn" is the title of a 
new dramatic playlet that is to open 
at the Orpheum, Cincinnati, on the 
Morris Circuit Dec. 12. It Is another 
of the dramatic offerings produced 
under the stage direction of Arnold 
Daly. 

In the playlet will be found Frank 
Campeau, who played Campus in 
"The Virginians." Others in the cast 
are Ernest Wilkes, Ruth Gates, 
George Lynch, William F. Scheller 
and George Hayes. 



ENGLISH ACT CANCELED. 

Chicago, Dec. 1. 

M. S. Bentham last week performed 
a ceremony very unusual on the Or- 
pheum Circuit. It Is an Orpheum 
rule that an agent booking an act 
must cancel it himself should the per- 
formance prove unsatisfactory. As a 
result, Herbert Clifton ended his 
American tour. 

Clifton came over from London, 
opened at the Majestic, Milwaukee, 
and played his second week at the Ma- 
jestic, Chicago. His performance was 
so unsatisfactory that he was moved 
up from fifth to third after his first 
show, and Bentham was at once noti- 
fied to "cancellate." 



BASEBALL PLAYER AT HOME. 

Cincinnati, Dec. 1. 

Dooin and McCool the two Philadel- 
phia ball players will appear at the 
Columbia next week. This is Dooin's 
home town. 



Harry Corson Clarke is back from 
Europe. 




MAKESHIFT STAGE CREW. 

The strike of the stage hands at the 
Fifth Avenue Theatre had not been 
settled by Thursday, although there 
had been a conference between the 
management and the officers of the 
Union Wednesday afternoon, but no 
definite agreement was arrived at. 
After the conference the men were 
quite confident the victory would rest 
on their banners. 

The strike started Monday morn- 
ing after the stage crew had decided 
to join the Union Sunday night. They 
"walked out." The house was with- 
out help back stage for the first per- 
formance Monday afternoon. 

A hurry call was sent out to the 
booking office. From its ranks a stage 
crew was drafted. Lester Mayne op- 
erated the switch-board, Johnny Mc- 
Carron acted as stage manager, direct- 
ing the efforts of the makeshift staff 
in the setting of the scenes. The crew 
was made up of actors on the bill and 
general house and office attaches. 

Of the actors some were members 
of the White Rats. Despite their labor 
union affiliation, they readily took hold 
and helped the management get the 
stage ready for the performance. 

At one time during the afternoon it 
was feared the musicians would go 
out in sympathy, and DeBundy, of the 
United's Family Department, was dis- 
patched to the theatre to be an hand 
to take charge of the piano and care 
for the musical end of the entertain- 
ment if required. His services were 
not called for. 

If a settlement is effected the house 
will become unionized, for the men 
request recognition of the union as 
well as the wage scale of that organi- 
zation. 

The strike also crippled the Keith- 
Proctor picture houses in New York. 



NEIL O'BRIEN IN "ONE." 

Neil O'Brien, the minstrel, is going 
into "one" for vaudeville, appearing 
with only a "straight" man to "feed" 
him. The first chance will be taken 
at Montreal Dec. 12, booked by Will- 
iam L. Lykens. Mr. O'Brien recent lv 
abandoned a vaudeville tour in ;i 
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BEN NATIIAX <JOIX<; BACK. 

After a stay in New York of over 
a year. Hen Nathan, the English the- 
atrical man. is to sail hack home to 
day. Mr. Nathan is taking acro^ 
three sketches written by Victor Ji. 
Snialley, which he expects to proritm 
on the other side. 



"A.MATEl'K" IHMJS NOT WANTED 

Chicago. Dec. 1. 
A "small time" manager near hen 
in canceling an animal act last week. 
gave as the reason that he wanted no 
"aniiiteur" dogs in his show. 



ETHEL WHITESIDE 

♦h. T*mnH° n iw y .. ¥. ,1S White ? ide « n d her "Picks*' opened for her first date on the United time ai 

the Temple, Detroit, and next week she plays Rochester for Manager Moore. 

Ilgh"effecu COONTOWN" entails a special scenic setting, elaborate costuming and 

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l»EIM'V HASWELL A I E ATI Klv 

Chicago, Dec. I. 
At the Majestic some time this 
i. mnth will appear Percy Haswell in 
"Big Moments." Miss Haswell's turn 
will consist of snatches from well 
known plays. 



Don't forget your "copy" 

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"TIPPING" OF STAGE HANDS 
ENDED IN WILLIAMS' HOUSES 



Percy Q. Williams Agrees with Theatrical Protective 

Association that all Tipping by Artists 

Shall Cease. Salaries Raised 



"Tipping" is a thing of the past in 
the vaudeville theatres controlled by 
Percy O. Williams, according to an 
announcement made by that manager. 

Mr. Williams has made an agree- 
ment with the Theatrical Protective 
Union that, in consideration of 
an increased salary paid to all mem- 
bers of his stage crews, it shall be 
understood no artists are expected to 
"tip" in the Williams houses. 

Mr. Williams decided upon the step 
when hearing complaints from the 
smaller acts. These claimed they 
could not afford to tip, <nor in near 
the amount which the higher salaried 
acts are accustomed to pass out as 
gratuities for services rendered. The 
smaller acts also complained they be- 
lieved the stage crews had some sort 
of secret code which, placed on their 
baggage, caused them to receive little 
attention from behind the wings as 
they travelled over the circuits. 

Thursday the T. P. U. Local No. 1, 
New York, sent to the newspaper of- 
fices the following communication: 

At the regular meeting of the above-named 
Union, held Sunday, Nov. 27, 1910, It was 
unanimously adopted that from this date .no 
member of Local No. 1 will be allowed to 
either solicit or accept "tips" from any per- 
former. 

It Is our aim to uphold the honor of union- 
ism, and In order to do so we must have the 
hearty co-operation of each and every mem- 
ber. 

Members of the profession will kindly refrain 
from doing so, and in that manner assist In 
preventing our members from violating this 
rulo. 

If any member falls to comply with this rule, 
punishment will be meted out to each and 
every offender. 

A copy of this notice to be posted in a con- 
spicuous place. 

Fraternally, 
(Signed) J. L. MEEKER, 
Cor. Secretary. 
(Signed) EDW. WENTWORTH, 

President. 



MARINELLI'S MANY CORPORA- 
TIONS. 

London, Dec. 22. 

The H. B. Marinelli agency is sub- 
divided by corporations. Lately each 
of the four offices in New York, Lon- 
doD, Paris, and Berlin was separately 
incorporated. Each conducts its own 
financial system and agency, the 
whole working as one, with likely a 
parent corporation of all. 

The personnel of the Marinelli 
staff was not changed nor affected by 
the wholesale incorporation. 



CHANGE IN BOOKING SYSTEM. 

The booking system at the Or- 
pheum New York headquarters was 
slightly changed last week. 

The bookings for Milwaukee, Chi- 
cago and St. Louis were placed with 
George Gottleib. Johnny Collins has 
been given Cincinnati, Louisville, In- 
dianapolis, Memphis, New Orleans 
and Evansville to look after weekly, 
while Frank Vincent will place the 
shows at the remainder of the Orphe- 
ura Circuit theatres. 

It was said that very likely here- 
after there would be a booking coun- 



cil at the Orpheum offices quite fre- 
quently, perhaps daily, with all the 
booking men of the office in attend- 
ance to pass upon acts proposed. 



INDIAN SHOW ABROAD. 

Paris, Nov. 22. 

It is reported that Ferdinand Akoun 
will have a show of American In- 
dians at the Jardin d'Accllmatation, 
Bois de Boulogne, Paris, next year. 

He hopes to secure about 100 In- 
dians from the reservations for this 
purpose, with the permission of the 
Government. 



KINK A FAILURE. 

Paris, Nov. 21. 
It has been decided to voluntarily 
wind up the Anglo-Parisian American 
Roller Skating Rink Co. This is the 
rink in the Rue d'Amsterdam, Paris, 
organized by Geo. W. Parkinson, of 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, and the late Thos. 
B'arrasford. Business has been ex- 
tremely bad for some time. No divi- 
dends have been paid. 



REVIVING TOTS' XMAS TREE. 

Mrs. Anna V. Morrison, the theat- 
rical agentess in the Gaiety Theatre 
Building, New York, is sending out 
an appeal for the revival of the Christ- 
mas Tree for the stage children, an 
institution carried along annually by 
the late Tony Pastor for many years. 

With the veteran's death, the Yule- 
tide pleasantry which pleased the lit- 
tle tots so much lapsed. 

Mrs. Morrison asks that all contri- 
butions or offers of assistance in the 
revival be addressed to her, or through 
any trade paper or manager. 



EVERYBODY A "RIOT." 

The United Booking Offices this 
week received a report from a middle 
west manager of a "United house," 
which termed each act on the pro- 
gram a "riot." The report was sent 
In specially for the inspection of the 
agents who book through the agency. 

The manager in his last weekly re- 
sume, mentioned one act lightly. The 
agent for the turn, seeing the bad re- 
port, informed the act. The act grew 
quite angry and the manager heard 
of it. 

His "riot" report was caused 
through the circumstance. Another 
"inside" report probably reached 
Sam Hodgdon. 



NATIONAL CUTS PRICES. 

San Francisco, Dec. 1. 

The Graumans, lately assuming the 
management of the National, have 
announced a reduction of prices at 
the house commencing next week — 
from 15-25 to 5-10. 

Nine turns picked up variously will 
compose the program. 



RINGLINGS AFTER "HIP"? 

Tuesday It was said the Ringlings, 
led by John, were after the New 
York Hippodrome. The Ringlings are 
circus men with money. The Shu- 
berts are managers with the "Hip." 
Some say it is now laying heavily on 
their hands, with business not block- 
ing the traffic before the doors at any 
show. 

With the control of the Barnum- 
Bailey Circus theirs, and the lease 
between the Madison Square Garden 
and the late James A. Bailey expir- 
ing, the Ringlings may desire the big 
Hippodrome for a permanent home of 
the circus in New York, or at least a 
stopping-off indoor place now and 
then for one of their many tent 
shows. 



PLAY FOR MRS. FI8KE. 

New Orleans, Dec. 1. 

Gertrude Atherton, the novelist, 
has been commissioned to write Mrs. 
Fiske's new play. It will be called 
"Julia© France," and produced in 
New York in March. Mrs. Fiske's 
role will be that of non-militant suf- 
fragette. 

"Julian France" is Mrs. Ather- 
ton's maiden effort as a playwright. 



BARNEY OFFERS $150,000. 

During the past week Barney Myers 
says he made a proposition to Mme. 
Melba for a twenty-five week tour of 
vaudevile at a guarantee of $150,000. 
The prima donna replied that it is 
impossible for her to consider the of- 
fer at present. 

The offer . that was made to the 
world renowned soprano was accom- 
panied by a proposal on the part of 
Barney to deposit cold cash to the ex- 
tent of $50,000 at the moment that 
the contracts were signed. The balance 
of $100,000 was to have been de- 
posited the first day she played vaude- 
ville. w 

Myers is not daunted by the refusal 
of this one grand opera bird but says 
that he has another in view that he 
believes will answer as well as the 
first mentioned. 



HEROINE SHOT. 

Springfield, Mass., Dec. 1. 

Monday night at Graves' Hall while 
"The Priest, the Police, the Victim." 
was about to be played, Mary Veder- 
ani. the heroine in the amateur per- 
formance, was accidentally shot by 
Carlo Fontani, who was fooling with 
the pistol belonging to the villain in 
the piece. 

The girl was removed to the Mercy 
Hospital. Her wound was pronounced 
a dangerous one. 



FEW WEEKS FOR MISS FRANKLIN. 

A few weeks in vaudeville will be 
played by Irene Franklin before ap- 
pearing at the new Fields' Winter 
Garden, New York, as a Joint star with 
Lew Fields, her manager. 

Miss Franklin and Burt Green, who 
accompanies the character comedi- 
enne, have set a figure for their serv- 
ices. The vaudeville managers are 
considering it. 



CHARGED WITH MURDER. 

San Francisco, Dec. 1. 

Murray Bennett is in jail charged 
with the murder of a visitor to the Mir- 
ror Cafe, where Bennett was engaged 
as one of the entertainers. 

Murray was arrested Nov. 25. The 
Tuesday evening before he had struck 
the patron with a chair, it is alleged. 
No ill effects were apparent at the 
time of the altercation, but later the 
same evening concussion of the brain 
was pronounced as the result. Death 
followed. No report having been made 
to the coroner, with an effort to hush 
up the affair makes it look bad. Ben- 
nett claims self-defense. 

Chicago, Dec. 1. 

Murray Bennett, under arrest in 
San Francisco for murder, is well 
known in this section, where he ap- 
peared on the vaudeville stage as a 
monologist. 

He was known here as a pleasant, 
peaceful chap, always with a smile, 
making many friends, who believe 
Bennett could not have been at fault 
in the present mishap. 



THE COUNT IS COMING. 

Count de Beaufort and his perform- 
ing dog, "Bob," are headed for New 
York. They are underlined for the 
American here Dec. 5. The count 
married a daughter of wealth and as 
the result of some merry domestic 
settos, his wife was recalled by an 
irate papa-in-law and the nobleman 
cut off without a penny. 

Further publicity came when the 
titled foreigner was ejected forcibly 
from the Blackstone Hotel, Chicago. 
He landed in vaudeville where finan- 
cial balm is soothing his ruffled blue- 
blooded spirit. Through all the rum- 
pus, "Bob" stuck to his master and 
is giving a really intelligent account of 
himself on the stage. 



SANG WITH FATHER DEA^D. 

Indianapolis, Dec. 1. 
Last Friday afternoon Dallas Ro- 
mans' contralto notes contained a pa- 
thetic ring but few knew that she had 
received a wire announcing the death 
of her father, in Denison, la., Just be- 
fore she went on at the Colonial for 
her specialty. She fulfilled her week, 
leaving Saturday night, to attend the 
funeral which was held Sunday. Mon- 
day she opened at the Coliseum, Jo- 
Het. 111. 



Be represented in 

VARIETY'S Big Number, Dec. 10. 



LAST SEASON FOR HARRIGAN. 

The present season upon the stage 
will be the final one for James Har- 
rlgan. Mr. Harrlgan Is the tramp 
juggler. At Hammersteln's where 
he is appearing this week, Mr. Har- 
rlgan, Monday evening, remarked as 
be Juggled cigar boxes, "I did this 
twenty years ago, and if you stick 
around, you'll see me doing it twenty 
years from now just the same." 

Afterwards though Mr. Harrigan 
said not to accept the statement lit- 
erally, for he proposes to retire at tin* 
expiration of present bookings. 

Commercial interests which demand 
his attention, and als<, return a large 
Income has mad*- the move impera- 
tive, Mr. Harrigan says, although the 
greatest worry he now has is a severe 
attack of rheumatism. 



VARIETY 



SUN GOMES AND GOES. 

What is true of the day maker 
answered for its namesake from 
Springfield, 111., this week, when Gus 
Sun reached New York, leaving a 
couple of days after. 

While in the big town, Mr. Sun 
had several conferences with the 
United Booking Offices people. The 
Sun Circuit and the Family Depart- 
ment of the United have been playing 
against each other of late. Some time 
ago Mr. Sun thought everything was 
settled upon for harmony, but there 
was a discord when the Family com- 
menced to book the Park, Erie. 

The arrangement, if any, previous- 
ly had, was not reduced to writing. 
It is now reported that Mr. Sun left 
New York with an understanding, 
which is to be expressed in black and 
white. When that reaches Spring- 
field, if forwarded by the United, it is 
presumed that the Sun will glow 
twenty-four hours daily. 

Chicago, Dec. 1. 
While Gus Sun was in New York, 
he met Charles E. Bray, general man- 
ager of the Western Vaudeville Asso- 
ciation. One of the results of the 
meeting will be that Sun's brother 
will have a desk In the W. V. A. 
suite in the Majestic Theatre building, 
representing the Sun Circuit in that 
agency. 



LEASES CITY FOR $75,000. 

Seventy-five thousand dollars year- 
ly is the reported rental William Fox 
has agreed to pay for the City Theatre. 
That house gave a vaudeville concert, 
booked by William Morris, last Sun- 
day. It opposed the Academy of 
Music, Dewey and Olympic. Mr. Fox 
controls the first two; Dave Kraus the 
Olympic. 

With an interest in the City, along 
with Sullivan & Kraus, Mr. Fox con- 
cluded to lease the house after out- 
voted by his partners on the Sunday 
show proposition. 

There are several bookings for the 
season at the City entered through 
Klaw & Erlanger. When these con- 
tracts shall have been fulfilled the fu- 
ture of the City is problematical. 

The City theatre is in direct line 
of property doomed to demolition by 
condemnation proceedings for a new 
thoroughfare. 

It was reported about that a hurried 
trip to Albany Saturday night, made 
by Fox to see "Big Tim" Sullivan, 
secured him the lease of the City. It 
was included In the report that both 
William Morris and Jos. Schenck (on 
behalf of the Loew Circuit) had plac- 
ed bids for the theatre. 

After Fox obtained the house, Corse 
Pay ton is said to have given the new 
tenant a proposition, but Fox placed 
the rental at $1 1(1,000, which discour- 
aged Mr. Pay ton. Corse wanted the 
City to repeat the stock season he so 
successfully conducted at the Academy 
of Music during the summer. 

Sunday concerts are to continue at 
the City. The Fox people will di- 
rect and book them. The booking 
may be entered through the United 
offices, which is placing the programs 
for the Academy. 



NEW SHOWS COMING IN. 

Chicago, Dec. 1. 

Three musical shows, practically 
new to the stage, will take up resi- 
dence im Chicago for a fortnight or 
more next week. "Two Men and a 
Girl" comes to the Cort. It is a Shu- 
bert production replacing "The Aero 
Girl," recently closed. 

Julian Eltlnge, in "The Fascinating 
Widow," opens Monday at the Illi- 
nois, announced for three weeks. "Miss 
Gibbs" will retire to the storehouse 
at the end of this week and leave 
the Colonial open for "The Mayoress." 
May De Sousa, a Chicago girl, will be 
the featured one. 

With "The Girl in the Train" now 
running at the Studebaker; "The 
Sweetest Girl in Paris," at the La 
Salle; "The Chocolate Soldier," at the 
Garrlck, and "Lower Berth 13/' at 
the Whitney, we shall be well sup- 
plied with acting set to music. In 
the billing of the Whitney show Anna 
Fitzhugh is now featured where Dave 
Lewis formerly held the spot. He 
stays in the show, but next Saturday 
Al Fields departs and Tell Taylor takes 
his place. Fields will return to vaude- 
ville, doing a "single" with Eddie 
Shayne, his booker. 



REPLEVIN FOR BOOKS. 

St. Louis, Dec. 1. 

The Interstate Amusement Co., op- 
erating a chain of vaudeville theatres 
In the south, has filed suit against 
Eugene H. Abadie, former secretary of 
the company to replevin stock certifi- 
cates, books and leases. The company 
gave a $1,000 bond. 

Abadie has offices with an engineer- 
ing company here and a deputy sheriff 
was sent to take possession of the 
property. 

President Karl Hoblitzelle of the In- 
terstate Co., stated Abadie had resign- 
ed as secretary, asserting he had a 
claim against the company for ser- 
vices, but had never presented the 
claim in itemized form. 

Time is short for closing forms. 
Get in VARIETY'S Anniversary. 



NOW HARRIS IS OUT. 

Atlantic City, Dec. 1. 

Following the retirement of W. E. 
Shackleford, as manager of Young's 
Pier, last Saturday night, Ben Harris, 
the booking manager, for the Pier 
theatre, resigned Monday, and will 
close his season there this Saturday. 

It is said that Mr. Harris may re- 
move the United Booking Offices' 
vaudeville into the Savoy. He holds 
the United "franchise" for this city. 
The franchise requires him to play 
vaudeville thirty-five weeks out of 
each year. 

Tuesday it was stated that Corn- 
stock & Gest, who lease the Savoy, 
had entered into a contract for three 
years with Louis Wesley to book all 
vaudeville that may be played in that 
house. 

Mr. Harris has about the only "fran- 
chise" of Its kind that the United 
has issued. It permits him many 
things that other managers working 
under the same privilege have not. 

There is a story that the William 
Morris office has already been in com- 
munication with the Young's Pier peo- 
ple. W. B. Bell, the secretary of the 
Sterling Realty Co., is now manager 
of the Pier and theatre. It was Mr. 
Bell's assignment to that position after 
Mr. Shackleford left that brought 
about Harris* resignation. He ex- 
pected the position of manager of the 
entire works would pass to him in 
the natural course of events. With 
Bell's new position, conditions were 
made that Harris would have to sub- 
mit his weekly program and contracts 
for approval. That was the last 
straw. 

Mr. Harris took over the booking 
direction of Young's Pier Theatre a 
little over five years ago. Then it was 
playing pictures. There is no denial 
heard but that under Harris* direc- 
tion the theatre became a profitable 
part of the Pier property. He gave 
Atlantic City some big shows. This 
town has seen many of vaudeville's 
best known turns before they reached 
the Metropolis. 

Mr. Shackleford resigned to engage 
in a commercial proposition. 




SOME PRINCIPALS IN "THE SPRING MAID" 

THE WERBA & LUE3CHER comic- opera, with CHRISTIE MACDOXALIi starred, which 
ni.iM.iMl at WatiTbury, Conn.. Wednesday night. The production commences a run at Bostou 

.Monday. 

In tho Kroup nadlnj? from i left to right, are ELGIE BOWEN. TOM McNAUQHTON (prin- 
cipal roiiuMllan), WILLIAM DURESS. JESSIE BRADBURY, LAURENCE KB A. 



TAKING NOTE OF SHOWS. 

The Sunday concert managers were 
flurried last Sunday upon finding that 
two police officers had been detailed 
to each house open on the Sabbath. 
The policemen noted each act appear- 
ing, the material in use and the cos- 
tume worn. 

On top of the annoyance the visit 
occasioned, theatres were called upon 
the Friday before through the Police 
and Fire Department to strictly ob- 
serve the ordinance relative to stan- 
dees. 

Instructions were sent out that 
where less than a six-foot passage- 
way obtained in the rear of any floor, 
no standees would be permitted. The 
"small time" houses were the great- 
est sufferers. 

With a new police commissioner 
on deck, and a deputy reading over 
all the laws on the municipal books, 
the managers are not certain just what 
will be the outcome of the Sunday 
matter. 

Police restrictions on the benefit 
tendered George Fuller Qolden at the 
Hippodrome, Sunday, Nov. 20, was 
the first Intimation of further official 
interference with Sunday perform- 
ances. Permission was denied the 
promoters of the benefit to stage any 
but "straight" acts. 

Attendance at the shows last Sun- 
day was again big in the larger houses. 
Interest was once more centered in 
the Manhattan Opera House, playing 
its second Sunday concert the day be- 
fore embarking upon a policy of big 
vaudeville bills. At the night per- 
formance the Opera House held more 
people than the previous week on the 
same day. William Hammerstein said 
the receipts for the night show were 
some $700 more than on the previous 
Sunday, while the matinee ran $200 
ahead of the opening one. In the 
evening the price for orchestra seats 
at the Manhattan was slightly tilted. 
The increased crowd seemed to be up- 
stairs, the very upper loft holding a 
good percentage. Up there the per- 
fect accoustics of the theatre carried 
the voices on the stage distinctly, even 
loudly, while the players below looked 
like marionettes. 

The American gave two perform- 
ances at night, one downstairs; the 
other on the roof; both to capacity. It 
was the third extra show of the week, 
the Roof having been opened Thanks- 
giving and Saturday night. The gross 
receipts at the American exceeded the 
first week of "22 acts" by about $350, 
the first week having contained but 
two extra performances. 

Hammerstein 's Victoria also held 
capacity at each Sunday show. 

Tuesday Oscar and William Ham- 
merstein, with their staff at the Vic- 
toria, were served with notification of 
violations at the house last Sunday. 

The Civic League w:is reported to 
have taken up the i..;:ti r of the Sun- 
day performances, 'lie revived agi- 
tation means the managers will dis- 
continue the use of animal and acro- 
batic turns for the Sabbath, alon^ 
with some other under the ban for 
that day, rendering it more difficult 
for acts of this description to secure 
a week's time for New York through 
being unable to appear on the last 
day of the engagement, while the re- 
form wave is on. 



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No. 13 



Is v the Hoard of Directors of the 

White Rats o.f America an honorary 
or executive body? We ask this 
question of the members of the 
Board. When first constituted for 
the good government of what prom- 
ised at that time to develop into an 
influential association of artists, the 
purpose of the Board of Directors was 
to carefully oversee, scrutinize, ap- 
prove or disapprove of everything of 
importance connected with the order. 



The system was based upon the gen- 
eral scheme of organization of the 
International Artisten Loge. In fact, 
the many different ideas advanced for 
the good of the White Rats within the 
past two years have either been taken 
from or adapted upon principles laid 
down and found worthy for the opera- 
tion of the I. A L. of Germany, or the 
Variety Artists' Federation of Eng- 
land. 



In its inception the plan of a gov- 
erning Board of Directors was an ex- 
cellent one. But it had a great draw- 
back, and one which has worked out 
as the I. A. L. first discovered it was 
apt to. With a Board composed of 
artists, playing all over the world at 
different periods, the difficulty most 
certain to be encountered was the as- 
sembling of a majority of the Board 
at each weekly meeting. This could 
not be done. Not alone was this an 
impediment to the successful outcome 
of the primary object the Board was 
created for, but, naturally, those di- 
rectors in New York for an indefinite 
period through one cause or another, 
became In reality the full Board. 



A* in Berlin, where the same con- 
dition once obtained, the permanent 
resident directors became equal to a 
"clique." They were conversant with 
current events of the order, mot regu- 
larly and kept abreast of all happen- 
ings. The casual visiting director who 
attended a weekly gathering of the 
Board while in the city was not well 



enough informed with previous pro- 
ceedings to take active part in other 
than conversation, expressing an opin- 
ion here and there. 



This was the experience of Boards 
of Directors of the White Rats which 
have come and gone. The present 
Board is even less capable of active 
participation through a membership 
which includes all but two or three 
with seemingly continuous engage- 
ments. 



Of the Board at present, contain- 
ing twenty-four members, not over 
four are in New York this week. Of 
that number, two may be in another 
city next week. Of the entire mem- 
bership of the present Board of Di- 
rectors, twenty members are playing 
vaudeville, one is in burlesque, and 
three are playing in legitimate pro- 
ductions. Of the twenty in vaudeville, 
seven are appearing in houses booked 
by the United Booking Offices or its 
affiliations, and nine members are on 
the "blacklist," maintained by the 
United, which precludes engagements 
by them through the United agency. 



The Board of IMrectors has never 
contained a more representative group 
than the present one in office. Of 
those on the "blacklist" there are 
good showmen and men of common 
sense besides long experience, some 
as actor-managers. But they are 
playing, that's the rub; those on the 
"blacklist" and those who are not de- 
barred from United theatres. 



Playing as they are, without the 
time to visit New York City to attend 
Board meetings, and hopping in for 
perhaps a week only when they do, 
has led us to ask whether a director- 
ship in the Rats is an honorary posi- 
tion. For we understand that the 
members of the Board are not ac- 
quainted with the goings on in the so- 
ciety they were elected to look after, 
nor are they always consulted. We 
also understand that movements are 
proposed and put through not first 
submitted to the Board for its ap- 
proval or disapproval. If they are 
submitted, the whole Board is not in- 
formed, an J those out of town have 
no opportunity to pass an expression. 

This is not as it was. The first 
Board of Directors of the White Rats 
passed upon everything, no mattei 
how minute, that concerned the wel- 
fare of the order. The first Board 
felt it was necessary. Board meetings 
were usually well attended in those 
days. 



Why should there have been a 
change? Doesn't the order of White 
Hats today require more attention 
than it ever did? Are all White Rats 
agreed on the present policy, in ac- 
tion and words? Are the Directors 
themsehes of one accord with the 
policy? 



All the lints are not. and all t he- 
Directors are not. We know it. That 
is why wo are writing this. There is 
a possible danger that the White Rats 
will be diverted from its purpose, that 
of aiding the vaudeville artists; of 
becoming a credit to them. 



While the Wldte Bats is a secret 

society, or was before joining a labor 
inion, that secrecy should be for the 
outsiders- not among the members 
within tlie lodge rooms. There's no 
good reason to claim that matters 
must be conducted in secret to pre- 
\eiu them becoming public. At least 
the twenty-four members of the Board 
with the President, Vice-President and 
other officers, including trustees, 
should know of all things doing, done 
or attempted. 



We want to warn the Directors that 
the condition is here where White 
Rats are not wearing their buttons. 
Not alone in New York City but else- 
where. When men will not wear the 
insignia of the society they belong to, 
it means either dissatisfaction or tear. 
Members of the White Rats should 
never have been placed before the 
profession in an aspect they think en- 
titles them to remove the Rat but- 
ton before calling upon managers or 
agents, or while congregating around 
those places where managers and 
agents may be. 

It's a great error. We are not 
aware if all the Rats know or un- 
derstand why, but we will tell them 
and the Directors especially. It's the 
White Rats paper, the official organ. 
We don't know how many Rats are 
reading it, or how many Directors, 
but we do say this (knowing some 
Rats and Directors personally): that 
if you have read every issue or those 
recently, you must have felt ashamed 
that a paper representing the vaude- 
ville artists should have uttered some 
of the wild phrases that have ap- 
peared. 



We will stop here just long enough 
to explain what an "organ" signifies. 
An "organ" is a representative, sup- 
posed to express the views of all as- 
sembled under the banner of the so- 
ciety or order it represents. Variety 
can say what it pleases. We are in- 
dependent, but an organ is not. 
What it may say binds everyone who 
is concerned in the publication of it. 
And everyone connected with an as- 
sociation which permits a paper to 
become its official organ is concerned 
and bound by what that paper may 
print. 



We are not speaking against the 
paper or the idea of the paper the 
White Rats started. The plan was 
all right in its way, if honestly con- 
ceived and as honestly conducted, al- 
though as far as the actor and his 
needs go the White Rat paper is noth- 
ing beyond a weekly circular. 



It is a personally conducted press 
sheet. From the matter the paper 
carries we are convinced that none 
of the objectionable stuff was sub- 
mitted for approval before publica- 
tion. We are not. referring to any- 
thing the paper has said about 
Varibtv. That is nothing. Other 
papers have "panned" us and others 
will. We have also "panned" and 
I robably wiP again. 



right up to the Board of Directors. 
11 there is no way the Board can gov- 
ern the lodge, one should be found. 
We believe that one must be found. 
The power of the Board seems to 
have all been vested in one or two 
persons. Likely one only. The mem- 
bers of the Board are all actors; they 
understand the actor. Some under- 
stand the managers. They should 
take the affairs of the White Rats into 
their own hands. 



It's time someone voiced these seu- 
timents. An order divided is not in 
a healthy condition. The remedy 
should be applied before the division 
grows too wide. We did something 
towards building up the White Rats. 
We believe in the benefits a proper 
artists' society can accomplish. But 
the White Rats are doing nothing for 
the artist — for his good — oowj nor 
has it for some time. It's a matter 
of government. The Board of Direc- 
tors can and should supply the cure 
ere too late. 

We will *ay to the Board that 
if it would better its paper, have 
that paper furnish news of interest to 
the artist; the live news of the day, 
the same as every other paper tries 
to do. With this run stories that will 
aid and inform the actor at large. 
What better plan could the paper fol- 
low than to make a systematic cam- 
paign against "copy acts." it's the 
greatest protection that could be 
given the artist who originates, for 
in protecting the actor's material, you 
are guarding his business. 

Let the paper attack the managers 
if it likes, one or all, but only after 
the Board of Directors, with its rep- 
resentation from all circuits, has ap- 
proved by a full vote that that course 
be taken. And the Board by a full 
vote should approve of any move, no 
matter what it may seem to mean, 
something or nothing, before going 
into effect. 



The faults of the conduct of the 
paper as well as other faults are 



You can't delegate this authority 
to someone else, without taking a 
chance of going on the rocks through 
something, that while the Directors 
virtually approve by silence or from 
lack of knowledge, reacts against the 
Directors and every member of the 
White Rats personally. It also takes 
in all artists not members. 

We might also add If the Directors 
want our opinion, that the method of 
the Rats in taking care of those who 
apply for charity could stand much 
revision. There is nothing more no- 
ble than charity. That carries with it 
your time and money, two things (par- 
ticularly the last) no one throws 
away. The White Rats could build 
itself up more substantially on charity 
than any one step it might take for 
an indestructible foundation. To deny 
a poor woman aid because slm docs 
not belong to the order, nr that Iht 
husband owes dues and -]>■ ml $!."»,- 
000 while passing a bill in the Leg- 
islature that has '.nisei tic actors it 
w;is intend'-d in in-lp n,.ni trouble and 
losses th; n tin- ma n. ■!.:-■• r> and agents 
it was aitii'r! ,i;-\in:/' Then 's a con- 
trast! 



8 



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MANAGER FOH COLUMBIA. 

Chicago, Dec. 1. 

E. U. Wood, who managed the Ca- 
sino, Philadelphia, for the Columbia 
corporation, has been selected as lo- 
cal manager of the new Columbia and 
will arrive here around New Years to 
select his staff and make ready for 
the opening. 

As Wood was at different times in 
his career a circus agent, it is pre- 
sumed that he will make the paste fly 
as a special feature of his advertising 
campaign. 



UH1EVES' NEXT SHOW. 

Philadelphia, Dec. l. 

A new stock company has been 
formed to present musical comedies, 
light operas and burlesque at the Ninth 
and Arch Streets Museum, beginning 
this week. 

John Grieves will produce the 
shows. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anderson, 
Joseph <K. Lee and Mary Grieves will 
have principal roles. 



M'CLOY THE PRESS MAN. 

Fred McCloy has been appointed 
press representative for the newly 
formed L. Lawrence Weber Co-Opera- 
tive Booking Circuit. Mr. McCloy is 
the press agent for the Columbia, 
New York. 

A detailed statement of the Weber 
concern's plans for the future will 
soon be made public. 



AGENT TO MARRY. 

Invitations were received by a num- 
ber of agents about town during the 
week that announced the forthcoming 
marriage of Bernard (Bennie) Burke 
to Claire Navins at Congress Hall, 
Brooklyn, Jan. 8. 

Burke may be surprised that a num- 
ber of his guests will fail to acknowl- 
edge receipt of the invitations, 
due to the fact that they were in open 
envelopes with a one-cent stamp at- 
tached. In quite a few cases they 
were mistaken for advertising cards 
and thrown into waste baskets with- 
out being inspected. 



S-C APPLY. 

Sullivan-Considine have applied to 
the Commissioner of Licenses for a 
license to be issued under the name 
of the Sullivan and Considine Book- 
ing Department. Heretofore the New 
York office of the circuit has been 
booking under a license issued in the 
name of Chris O. Brown. 



HELD AT ELLIS ISLAND. 

Mary McNaughton, sister of Tom 
McNaughton. who arrived in this coun- 
try on the Majestic Wednesday, was 
detained by the Federal authorities 
at Ellis Island under the impression 
that she was Ethel Le Nere under an 
assumed name. 

Pat Casey went to her rescue and 
after several hours of hustling ob- 
tained her release. Miss McNaughton 
has come to this country to accompany 
her sister-in-law, Alice Lloyd, on her 
tour of the Orpheum. 



An advertisement in VARIETY'S 
Anniversary Number is lasting. if 
you have nothing to announce, send 
in your photo with reading matter. 

Single or double column. 



COMEDIAN FINED FOR ABUSE. 

Pittsburg, Dec. 1. 

"The Lady Buccaneers" left Pitts- 
burg one chorus girl short. Jos. K. 
Watson, the principal comedian, also 
was a few dollars shy in his bank 
roll through Alderman Kirby having 
assessed him $6.89 (with the alterna- 
tive of ten days in jail) for abusing 
Elinor Gray, otherwise known as Mrs. 
Grace Burnett, a chorister with the 
burlesque company. 

Miss Gray preferred the charge of 
disorderly conduct before the Alder- 
man, alleging that Watson "was not 
a gentleman" when addressing the 
girls in the troupe, and that he con- 
tinually found fault with them, hav- 
ing fined her $5 for "not stepping 
nigh enough." 

The chorus girl swore that Thanks- 
giving Day Watson applied epithets 
to her "which even a chorus girl could 
not stand." 

Watson, in his defense, said he could 
recollect nothing said or done to in- 
jure the young woman, but if he had, 
an apology was ready. 

The Alderman decided the girl had 
proven her case, placing the alterna- 
tive fine against the comedian. Im- 
mediately afterwards Miss Gray was 
given two weeks' salary by the com- 
pany manager and dismissed. 

In passing judgment, the court re- 
marked: "Do not use any bulldog 
tactics on chorus girls. Remember 
they are not rats, and only trying to 
earn an honest living." 



STOCK MAKES GOOD. 

The "pop" stock companies appear- 
ing at the Keith & Proctor houses in 
Harlem will be retained during the re- 
mainder of the winter season. 

At the Harlem opera house the per- 
sonnel of the company is Walter Jones, 
Cecil Magnus, Grace Gibbons and Lou- 
ise Brunell. 

At the 125th street house the com- 
pany is composed of Hallett Bosworth, 
Hale Norcross and Bertha Mann. 



PATERSON ADDS ONE. 

Paterson, N. J., Dec. 1. 

Keith & Proctor added one to Pat- 
erson's list of theatres as well as the 
firm's circuit last Monday, when the 
Majestic opened with first class vaude- 
ville, playing twice daily. 

The Empire is playing vaudeville 
three times daily, managed by A. M. 
B'ruggemann. The acts are booked 
by Feiber & Shea, of New York. The 
Empire "splits" the week with that 
firm's house at New Brunswick. 



ELIDA MORRIS 

"The Dainty Delineator of Delight- 
ful Ditties," is having an enormously 
successful week at Percy G. Williams' 
Greenpolnt theatre. Miss Morris' suc- 
cess proves especially gratifying to 
Mr. Williams, who placed the young 
woman for her first appearance local- 
ly to fill a sudden vacancy at the Al- 
hambra, Oct. 12. 

Contracts for the remainder of Mr. 
Williams' circuit immediately follow- 
ed her appearance there. With those, 
came others, procured by her agent, 
Max Hart, which fills the season for 
Miss Morris. Her pictures are on 
'Variety's front page this week. 



MARY GARDEN EXCITED. 

Chicago, Dec. 1. 

When Mary Garden sang "Salome" 
at the Auditorium last Friday night 
patrons sat up and took notice. So 
did "Super" Stewart, of the Police 
force. He called in Sergeant Chas. 
O'Donnell, the official censor, and told 
him that grand opera must be added 
to popular songs as food for the Police 
Department's official consideration. 
O'Donnell was on hand Monday night 
to witness the second performance of 
the Oscar Wilde product. 

As a result of the agitation, poor 
old "Salome" was dispossessed by the 
Board of Directors — which rule the 
Chicago Opera Company. Official an- 
nouncement was made Tuesday after- 
noon. 

Super Stewart said officially: "Sa- 
lome was vulgar and repulsive there- 
fore not fit for a respectable public 
to witness." 

Mary Garden said: "Chief Stewart 
is a vile, vulgar and low minded man, 
else he never would have seen in 'Sa- 
lome' what he did. I pity Chicago 
for having such a chief of police. His 
statement about the opera is ti\e most 
disgusting thing I have ever read." 

As late as Wednesday evening 
"Salome" held down the first page of 
the papers. In the late editions Chief 
Steward Issued a statement in which 
he disclaimed all responsibility for the 
suppression of the "dear old girl." 
This back-down might also have been 
inspired by a motive parallel to the 
one which would have permitted Kolz- 
mar to continue at the American had 
Colonel Thompson consented. But 
the Colonel said "No! Most emphat- 
ically, no," and the censored monolo- 
gist was not permitted to finish his 
week. 

The papers carried a report that 
Censor O'Donnell had been sent to Mc- 
Vicker's Tuesday night to look over 
"The Nigger," objection to that pro- 
duction having been raised because of 
its title and several of the scenes, but 
the Wednesday evening performance 
indicated the censoring thing had 
flopped. 



CHURCH BACKED OUT. 

Seattle, Dec. 1. 

The trustees of the Plymouth 
Church backed out at the last min- 
ute from the deal to sell the church 
property to Alexander Pantages for a 
theatre. 

The church people had qualms of 
conscience over this disposition of the 
premises. It is not expected, however, 
that they will hold out long. 



"THE BATTLE" OVER. 

New Orleans, Dec. 1. 
"The Battle," with Wilton Lackaye 
as the star, abandons its tour at At- 
lanta Saturday. Poor business. 



NORWICH GOES TO STOCK. 

Norwich, Conn., Dec. 1. 

Carrying out the expressed inten- 
tion of S. Z. Poll when opening his 
theatre here this season, the house 
will change from vaudeville to stock, 
Dec. 12. 

James Clancy has been placing the 
acts. The run of vood was limited in 
the first statement of policy to fifteen 
weeks. 



GUjSON BENEFIT DEO. 6. 

Returns are being made for the 
Lottie Gilson testimonial to be ten- 
dered her next Tuesday night (Dec. 
6) at Ebling's Casino, 166th street 
and St. Ann's avenue. 

Singing staffs from all the music 
houses will attend. A feature will be 
the turning loose of 200 balloons 
from the Casino balcony between the 
dances, to which will be attached 
checks for wine and champagne, the 
liquid prizes being donated. 

The grand march will start at 1.30 
a. m. Prizes will be awarded to the 
three most handsome gowned women 
and there will also be awards for 
both sexes. 

It was William Harris, and not 
William Morris, who donated $10. 

The Remick Company, in addition to 
their cash contribution, has donated 
a thousand half-sheets to be used in 
advertising the affair. 

Further subscriptions up to Nov. aO were : 

Wm. R. Hearst $10 A. O. Duncan a 

Anawanda Club 10 "Mother" Company: 

Wyandot Club 10 Emma Dunn - 

Sam Bernard 10 J. M. Brophy 1 

John Moller 10 Ross Children 1 

M. Wltmark ft Sons 10 Justin Cutting... 1 

J. H. Remick Co... 10 Milton Sills 1 

Ted Snyder Co 10 Ben Welch 2 

F. de Bary and Co. . '» Jos. Stern Co '1 

J. Herbert Mack... 3 Leon Berg 1 

Brill's Hotel, Phlla. a J. Vogler 1 



NEW HOUSE WITHOUT POLICY. 

Des Moines, Dec. 1. 

A $200,000 theatre for this town 
was announced yesterday by Elbert & 
Mitchell. The announcement said 
building would be commenced at once. 
No location nor policy was given out. 

Councilman Roe is proposing an 
ordinance affecting the building of 
theatres. Among other restrictions 
there is a clause requiring that all 
theatres hereafter, including picture 
houses, shall be located on three thor- 
oughfares. 



. CHANGES IN SHOWS. 

Kelso and Leighton of "The Par- 
isian Widows" closed with the show at 
Washington last Saturday. Belle and 
Arthur Bell replaced them. Emily 
Miles, who left the "Bon Tons" in 
New York joined "The Widows" 
Monday at Pittsburg. 

Francis J. Sullivan, of "The Rec- 
tor Girls" is retiring from that or- 
ganization this week. 

Clarence Wilbur will sever his con- 
nection with the "Rentz Santley" com- 
pany in two weeks. Tommy Robin- 
son, with "The Rector Girls" this sea- 
son will replace Wilbur. Jimmy Con- 
nors will remain despite reports to 
the contrary. 



Donald Cameron, the Scotch bag- 
piper and dancer, has joined "They 
Loved a Lassie." 



Leta Price, of Dean and Price, now 
ill in Philadelphia, expects to resume 
her stage work next week. 



WEEK'S BIG NEWS, 

Fred Ward is growing whiskers. 



REOPENING LUBIN'S. 

Baltimore, Dec. 1 . 
The Knickerbocker Amusement Co. 
says it has taken Lubin's, a former 
picture house, and will remodel it at 
a cost of $50,000, reopening with 
vaudeville. 



VARIETY 



"SMALL TIME" ACTS WANT 

SALARY ON A WAGE SCALE 



Some Smaller Actors Have a Movement for a 

Union. Wage Scale Drafted 



New 



A number of "small time" acts are 
agitating a movement for an organiza- 
tion that will enable them to lay down 
a scale of wages for acts playing the 
"small time" theatres. 

At present those interested in the 
movement are busily engaged in ar- 
ranging a scale of wages to be pre- 
sented to the various booking agents 
for their approval. When this is done 
there will be a general campaign In 
an endeavor to enlist those now play- 
ing in the small time houses in and 
about New York. 

Literature regarding the move- 
ment will be sent broadcast with 
membership applications attached. 
Those who wish to become members 
of this latest organizing movement 
will be invited to "get in while the 
water is fine." 

The present status of the new 
"union" is somewhat in the dark, but 
it is said that all who are already 
members of either the Actors' Union 
or the White Rats will be able to 
work the houses that are to be regis- 
tered with the new actors' associa- 
tion. The wage scale proposed is 
based on a per capita rate. That Is 
"single" act prices are only quoted, 
teams are to receive double the wage 
stated in the schedule and so on up. 

The scale reads: 

Houses of the first grade: 

$5.00 a day for three shows. Each 
additional show, $1.50 extra. 

Houses of the second grade: 
$4.00 a day for three shows. Each 
additional show, $1.00 extra. 

Houses of the third grade: 

$3.00 a day for three shows. Each 
additional show, 50 cents extra. 

The managers are to pay half car- 
fare in all of the boroughs out of 
Manhattan and the Bronx. 

According to the plans there is to 
be a general arbitration committee to 
place the houses in the classified 
grades. That will mean even though 
a house is only charging a five-cent 
admission it may come under the first 
or second rating, according to the 
capacity and business done. 

A feature that the promoters have 
in mind is to operate a small house 
themselves for the benefit of "try- 
outs," which would eliminate the ne- 
cessity of acts playing for three days 
or a week without salary and there- 
by keeping idle members from the 
bills. It is understood that this prac- 
tice is now in vogue in a certain cir- 
cuit of combination houses which ex- 
tends only throughout Manhattan and 
Brooklyn and has its own booking 
office. For a try-out an act is sent to 
one of the houses on the circuit each 
night to give a show. This takes an 
entire week of their services, but it 
is done "just so all the managers on 
the circuit can see your act." 

One of those most active, who is 
an actor, stated to a Variety repre- 



sentative he had approached the 
present Actors' Union with the propo- 
sition and had been informed to go 
ahead, complete his organization 
when the present body might talk 
"affiliation" with him. 



GETTING HUNK. 

Amsterdam, N. Y., Dec. 1. 
* A merry war in town and the sur- 
rounding country for some time past 
between several of the New York 
booking agencies, fighting to control 
the "small time" situation up-state. 

The general practice is the "pulling 
out" of acts. Until yesterday the big- 
ger organization had the best of the 
situation. Time and again during the 
past few weeks the agent. in "New York 
who is furnishing the house here with 
its attractions has lost several turns 
scheduled to play Watertown during 
the last half of the week they showed 
here. 

The most active enticer has been an 
ex-employe of the present agent. The 
former has cast his lot with the "big 
office." Knowing of his acquaintance 
with the managers in this section, it 
Bent him here to "cover'the field. 

Yesterday, however, he met his 
Waterloo. The agent in New York 
sent an act to this city called "The 
Krazy Kids." With it came a pugilist, 
programmed as the manager of the 
turn. When the "chief puller-out" 
got to work on this individual he met 
with an unexpected reception. First 
his inducements were harkened to, 
even to the extent of accepting the 
railroad fare from the opposition that 
was to carry the act back to New 
York, where the "big office" "would 
take care" of their routing and see 
they did not want for work. After 
the railroad fare had been turned over 
to the "manager," he calmly stowed it 
in his pocket, then treating his en- 
ticer to a brilliant assortment of 
swings, jabs and uppercuts, as a re- 
sult of which the "puller-out" sus- 
tained a dislocated jaw. A police end 
is apt to develop at almost any time. 

It is understood the New York agent 
has empowered the manager here to 
go bail in any amount for the man 
who committed the assault. 

Some of the "puller-out's" work has 
been pretty raw, as well for him as 
the big New York "small time" agency 
which stands for this sort of thing in 
little towns and houses that don't re- 
turn over $8 weekly commission. 

There won't be any sympathy 
wasted if the matter does not get into 
court and the inner facts made known. 



All advertising rates for VARIETY'S 
Anniversary Number printed elsewhere 
in tliis issue. VARIETY'S advertis- 
ing rates printed in the paper every 
week. The Big Number comes out 
Dec. 10. 

Send in your "ad." 



PLAYING BALL WITH TREVETT. 

Chicago, Nov. 1. 

Childhood's game of "Button" has 
been recalled in paraphrase during 
the last few days by "Trevett, Trev- 
ett, who's got the Trevett," is the 
general query among the vaudeville 
fraternity here. 

Last Wednesday evening about 11 
o'clock E. P. Churchill deposited with 
Ross L. Trevett, president of the 
Grove Theatre Co., (owners of Trev- 
ett) a certified check and received a 
written agreement to deliver to 
Churchill a lease of the house. 

Thanksgiving afternoon it was re- 
ported Sullivan-Considine had the 
house. 

Thenceforward, even until yester- 
day (Wednesday) there were conflict- 
ing ownership rumors around the As- 
sociation which has booked the house 
since it was opened last April. 

Association members then stood 
ready to buy the lease if they could 
hook up with a shareholder of the 
Grove Co. stock who could deliver. W. 
Quinn, who has been a stockholder 
and manager of the Trevett, told a 
Variety representative Tuesday even- 
ing that Sullivan-Considine had taken 
possession of the house the night be- 
fore through an arrangement effected 
with John R. Trevett of Champaign, 
a stockholder in the corporation and 
father of Ross, the president. Mean- 
while, Churchill was in possession of 
nothing more than the equity secured 
from Ross Trevett. That looked good 
enough to the manager of the The- 
atrical Booking Corporation. 

If he could not get the house, some- 
body would be compelled to settle, 
according to Churchill's figures. Ne- 
gotiations to this end were instituted 
luesday afternoon. The wife of Ross 
Trevett was a stockholder also. She 
relused to swing her interest with 
that of her husband to Churchill. 
Tuesday night both Churchill and the 
Association had next week's program 
booked and contracted. 

At the close of the festivities Wed- 
nesday evening Sullivan-Considine 
were apparently still in possession. 
Churchill was playing a waiting game, 
with the prospect of somebody coming 
through with sufficient money to sat- 
isfy his claim of equity. Charles E. 
Bray of the W. V. M. A. said the show 
originally booked by the Association 
would be played next week. 

Into all the controversy, so far as 
known, one essential factor has not en- 
tered. Tom Schamales, of the Savoy 
Cafe, is the owner of the Trevitt prop- 
erty. No lease can be transferred, re- 
newed or cancelled without his per- 
mission. It is understood Schamales 
is saying nothing but sawing wood. 



"THREE" WOULDN'T DO. 

Grand Rapids, Dec. 1. 

It took less than a week for E. P. 
Churchill to decide that patrons of 
the Temple did not want "three-a- 
day" vaudeville. He started out a 
week ago to experiment for a fort- 
night, but last Monday with Bob Fitz- 
simmons as his headliner, he returned 
to his previous brand of eight-act bills, 
two shows a day and prices in pro- 
portion. 

The newspapers, voicing public sen- 
timent, declared that Grand Rapids 
wanted its old love to return. 



SOME CHICAGO "NIFTIES." 

Chicago, Dec 1. 

The other day an actor was com- 
plaining of his misfortune because he 
lost a week through the smallpox 
quarantine in Saginaw. When it 
was pointed out to him as consolation 
that he might have gone there and 
taken smallpox he answered: "I've had 
the smallpox; I wanted the week." 

Nadje's equipoise specialty was be- 
ing described by Dolph Meyers to a 
manager who gets his attractions 
through the W. V. A. After giving 
a brief description of the act Dolph 
wound up by saying, "And just at the 
finish she throws about a dozen 
Arabs." The manager blandly asked, 
"Does she carry them with her?" 

Another nearby manager disputed 
with an actor as to his ability as a 
"warbler." The manager claimed he 
couldn't, the actor said he could, but 
if there was anything the matter with 
hid act, it was the piano player's fault 
To settle the matter the manager wired 
to the Chicago agent who booked the 
act: "Can this man warble?" The 
agent wired back that the warbler was 
a good one. The manager "fired" his 
piano player. 

Down at the Grand the other even- 
ing while a female quartet was sing- 
ing, a few "blue" notes developed. 
Walter Meeking, a graduate of the 
Chicago College of Vaudeville, said 
to Charley Beehler: "What would you 
call that kind of singing?" Charley 
replied: "Those are lady barber shop 
chords." 



NEEDS THE MONEY. 

Philadelphia, Dec. 1. 

All the booking agents doing busi- 
ness in this city who have not come 
across with their license fee of $50 
have been notified to hustle over with 
the money or suffer a fine. Very few 
of the agents in this city have thought 
it necessary to comply with the law 
governing licenses for booking agen- 
cies, and there has been no effort 
made on the part of the department 
to enforce the laws. 

A general letter has been Issued 
by John Reynolds, assistant city solici- 
tor, calling the agents' attention to an 
act of Assembly of 1907 providing for 
the collection of license fees from en- 
tertainment bureaus and also to the 
fact that the city needs the money. 



MEYERS CHARGES DISMISSED. 

Sam Meyers, the booking agent, had 
a real reason to be thankful Thanks- 
giving, for the day preceding the Com- 
missioner of Licenses dismissed the 
charges which were the outcome of 
evidence given in the Edward Kealey 
trial which caused the latter to lose 
his license. 

Herman Robinson, the Commission- 
er, notified Meyers he had reviewed 
the evidence and had decided to dis- 
miss the charges. 



PICTURE HOUSE BURNS. 

Warwick, R. I., Dec. 1. 
Thornton's theatre, at River Point, 
was burned early on Nov. 2 0, causing 
a loss estimated at $40,000, partly in- 
sured. Thornton's was a picture house. 



Victor WllliuniN is at Hot Springs, 
where he will remain for about three 
weeks. 



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10 



VARIETY 



HERE'S BILLY GOULD 

BY WILLIAM GOULD. 

Received a letter from the Kelley 
Bros. They are punching a bag In 
Paris. That's an awful distance to 
go, just to punch a bag. 



Sam Chip is a property man down 
at Bath Beach. I beg your pardon, I 
mean Bensonhurst. It sounds more 
effete (whatever that is). 



1 attended the French Students' 
ball Thanksgiving eve. A. O'Brien 
was the floor manager, P. Casey, A. 
Monohan and E. Finnegan were the 
reception committee. If a Frenchman 
was there during the evening he must 
have departed before 1 arrived. 



One great thing about the Green 
Room Club is the actor any* the man- 
ager can enjoy a pleasant evening 
without hearing •shop." You never 
hear a member tell how he murdered 
them in Painted Post or some other 
important town. 



It looks as if Oscar Hammersteln 
is broadening his territory. Victoria, 
Manhattan, the Roof, "Hans, the Flute 
Player," "Naughty Marietta," and 
Hammerstein's London Opera House. 



Junie McCree and Al Von Tilzer 
have written a big success for Victor 
Moore. A whole lot of hurrahs. 



Sydney Grant has signed with "Mad- 
ame Sherry." 



Vinie Daly is coming back to us 
from Paris as prima donna. Her It- 
alian nom'-de-plume is Mile. Vinidali. 
Here is an opera singer who is with- 
out a doubt the best all-around dancer 
in the world. 



The coat boy at Hammerstein's Vic- 
toria passed over a hot one last Mon- 
day. A certain act was on the stage 
telling jokes. Very slowly and plain- 
tively the boy said: "See, when the 
jokes are bad, it makes the show 
seem awfully long." 



I am getting to that age where 
man never argues. Here are two con- 
versations between a man Just slip- 
ping in the show business and myself: 

Man — Who are you working with? 

Me — With Clara Nelson. 

Man — You mean Kitty Nelson. 

Me— Do I? 

Man — Yes. 

Me — All right. 

II ACT. 

Man — I want to Introduce you to 
a lady friend of mine. The tall one. 

Me — I have had the pleasure of 
meeting the lady. 

Man — No, you haven't. 

Me — Haven't I? 

Man — No. You are mistaken. 

Me — Am I? 

Isn't it great to have a disposition 
like that? (His or mine?) 



Bessie Abbott, a former vaudevill- 
ian, is to be the prima donna in Puc- 
cini's new opera "Ysobel." 



GETTING A START IN VAUDEVlIiLE 

By J. A. Murphy. 
Waupaso, Mich., Nov. 29. 
Dear Ed: 

I don't know if I will be able to stand 
show life or not. Last week was aw- 
ful and I don't think this week will 
be much better. I can't tell how many 
performances I gave last week, be- 
cause by Wednesday I got kind of 
numb and didn't take much notice 

I couldn't eat the meals at the 
Eureka Cafe and tried another place 
up the street, but the manager found 
out about it and said I would have 
to stop it, as his brother-in-law ran 
the Eureka and all other cafes were 
considered opposition. 

I had a box of lunch in my room 
that mother gave me when I left home 
and the last of the week she sent me 
a big mince pie which helped some. 
Tuesday morning I got a telegram 
from the Jasbo Agency saying, "Next 
week Imperial, Wang City; rush pho- 
tos, confirm." I paid sixty cents for 
the message and sixty more to "con- 
firm." In the afternoon I got another 
which said "Next week Pastime, Toot- 
seeka, Mich. Rush photos; confirm." 
I had a lot of photos taken at my 
friend's place in Barrel ton, so I sent 
some to both places. Friday I got 
another telegram saying "Open Mon- 
day Happy Hour, Waupaso, Mich.; 
rush photos; confirm." I rushed some 
more photos and as I didn't hear 
any more from the Jasbo folks I came 
to Waupaso. It cost me $3.60 for 
"confirm" messages. I'm only getting 
$26. 

The theatre here is pretty much the 
same as last week only it don't open 
quite so early in the morning and 
they shut down from five to six-thirty 
in the evening. The man that owns 
this place has another smaller one 
across the street, and he said if I 
would run over there now and then 
and sing an illustrated song he would 
6end in a good report to the Jasbo 
Agency. 

I had some trouble getting a place 
to board. The first place I went to 
the lady asked me where I was work- 
ing and when I told her at the Happy 
Hour she said she didn't harbor show 
folks and slammed the door. At an- 
other place they wanted me to pay 
in advance, which I could not do, as 
I only had four dollars left out of 
last week's salary. I went to the 
Arlington House and their lowest price 
for room and board was two dollars 
per day, but I had to stand it. I 
oniy get a chance at one meal a day 
and that is breakfast. I have to com- 
mence at the theatre at noon and 
again at six-thirty. The dining room 
doesn't open 'till six and there is only 
one waiter, so I haven't had any din- 
ner or supper at the hotel yet. 

I get a telegram from the agency 
this morning, saying "Hippodrome, 
Wetwater, Mich., next week. Rush 
photos, confirm." I had rushed so 
many photos to different places I 
hadn't many left, so I sent what I 
had and wrote to Wang City and 
Tootseeka to please send my photos 
to this place, but have had no an- 
swer or photos yet It costs $4.30 to 
get to Wetwater, and if I confirm 
many more telegrams I won't have 
enough money to pay my fare. 

Nevocomb Pykcr. 



I 



PARIS NOTES 

BY EDWARD O. EENDREW 




Paris, Nov. 15. 
Bessie Clayton has been prolonged 
at the Olympia till the end of Decem- 
ber, at which time the revue will make 
place for Frigoli's engagement. Miss 
Clayton is negotiating with the Isola 
Brothers to appear next year for a 
long engagement at the Oaite theatre 
(a popular comic opera house in 
Paris) probably in a "Doll" ballet, 
which will be introduced into a new 
operatic work. 



The little fashionable theatre known 
as the Comedle Royale, in the rue Cau- 
martin, has been leased by Vax Viter- 
bo, who will become director. Exten- 
sive alterations are now being made. 
Bookings will be made through Luclen 
Klopp, his partner. The policy of the 
house will not be changed! The pro- 
gram will consist mainly of short 
pieces on the same lines as the Ca- 
pucines, Grand Guignol, Mathurlns. 
and the Theatre Michel. 



Jacques Charles tells me he has the 
option for the Olympia, and will man- 
age this hall himself after August, 
next, when Marlnelll and De Cottens 
withdraw. The rent will be $46,365 
per annum. The present price is $41,- 
000, paid to Messrs. Isola, who pay 
$34,740 to Jean Oiler, who pays $28,- 
950 to the actual landlord or land 
lady. 

H. B. Marinelli explained that the 
only reason he is leaving the Olympia 
Is that the anxiety and work is too 
great. With his large agency to look 
after he feels that his health must ulti- 
mately suffer if he continues both en- 
terprises much longer, and he there- 
fore naturally relinquishes the Olym- 
pia in favor of H. B. Marinelli, Ltd. 
He has made a success of this estab- 
lishment, which hitherto was a real 
white elephant. The present direction 
is the first one to constantly fill the 
house, which has a capacity of 2,000. 
One disadvantage to contend with is 
the rent and other big expenses here. 
The Follies Bergere is able to make 
bigger profits with equally big shows, 
although the seating capacity is but 
a little over 1,000, the rent to com- 
mence with being $21,230 only. It 
is true the present group of owners 
paid $231,000 for the lease three 
years ago, on which, of course, the in- 
terest should be calculated. 



Mme. Marie Jeanne Batard, born 
Marchand du Chaume, wife of Alexia 
Charles Batard, alias Debasta, former- 
ly manageress of the Concert Euro- 
pean, has been declared bankrupt. 
Mr. Debasta was at one time mana- 
ging the Apollo, Paris, in partnership 
with Mr. Rosenberg. Some trouble 
was experienced. 



One of the Sisters Bianca, gym- 
nasts, while playing in a circus at 
Rouen last week, met with a nasty ac- 
cident. After both had been drawn up 
to the flies one had to hold herself sus- 
pended from a trapese by her teeth. 
She by some means let go, and fell to 



the ground. When picked up it was 
found she was suffering with internal 
injuries. 



The good public in Mexico never 
dreamed that Abel Tarrlde and his 
wife, Marthe Regnier, the well-known 
actress, were estranged when they 
played their love scenes in a repertoire 
of well-known comedies in their tour 
through that country recently. But 
while they appeared in public together 
fn Mexico divorce proceedings had 
been reciprocally instituted in France. 
A decree of divorce was granted to 
both Nov. 10, the husband being given 
the custody of the children and the 
wife condemned to pay an allowance 
of $96 per month towards their keep 
and education. 



The program at the* Folies Bergere 
was increased by the appearance of 
Archie Goodall Nov. 11. He has an 
act billed here In English as "Walking 
the Heep." Mayol as the great local 
start has not made so good this visit. 
As a matter of fact, he billed himself 
largely during this engagement as also 
singing at his own establishment. He 
is working at both halls, a most un- 
usual procedure in Paris for a well- 
known artist. He Is therefore no spe- 
cial attraction at the Folies Bergere 
this month. As already explained, 
Mayol took over the management of 
the Concert Parisian, which he bap- 
tized "Concert Mayol" in September, 
but this is the first occasion on which 
he has advertised himself so largely. 
With the big posters of the Folies 
Bergere on the same sites Mayol is 
monopolizing much space. It looks 
like a match between Clement Bannel 
and the artist himself who Is to bill 
Mayol the most — each for his respec- 
tive house, of course. The revue at 
the Folies Bergere is now being re- 
hearsed on the stage, but it will not 
be ready until about Dec. 15, at the 
earliest, and arrangements have been 
made to run the ballet, If necessary, 
to the end of that month. 



Dig excitement around the Ameri- 
can early this week. New carpets. 



Violet MacMlllan will join "The 
Fascinating Widow" at Chicago next 
week. 



Harry First is "breaking in" his 
new sketch this week. The piece is 
called "The Strongest Link." 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Voelker in 

their musical production "Twilight in 
a Studio" are to appear in the east, 
under the direction of the Dan Casey 
Co. 



Nelson Konerz was discharged from 
the Polyclinic Hospital, New York, 
Wednesday, having recovered from an 
operation for appendicitis, suddenly 
attacking him while the 4 Konerz 
Bros, were appearing at Chase's. 
Washington, four weeks ago. The 
act resumes its time Monday at Poll's, 
Worcester. 



VARIETY 



ii 



THE WOMAN IN VARIETY 



BY THE SKIRT 



Little Alice Lloyd who ifl attending 
a private school in England wrote a 
letter of conundrums to her mother. 
One was "What poor fruit do Dr. Crip- 
pen and Ethel Leneve remind you of 
A — A bad pear." 



I heard Billy Gould tell a story on. 
himself the other evening. As it hap- 
pened some time ago, and Mr. Gould 
has not printed it in his column, I'm 
going to. "I was furnishing an apart- 
ment/' said Mr. Gould. "Everything 
was complete in the uouse exceptitng 
the filling of the cellarette. I thought 
cordials were the proper thing, so 
stopping in Park & Tilford's, I said 
'Send me up a bottle of all your cor- 
dials.' I Imagined there might be 
twenty different kinds. The bill was 
only $370. The dining room looked 
like a liquor warehouse. I still think 
they manufactured extra brands that 
day Just to ring in on me." 



Lillian Shaw (Hammerstein's) 
wears two dresses. The first should 
be shelved. The yellow and black 
is not pretty. The green satin veiled 
in chiffon and trimmed in Irish and 
more show was in much better taste. 



Inge and Farrell (Colonial) are two 
young women who dress quite well. 
Their first appearance in tailored suits 
of white and black with small hats is 
very fetching. The evening frocks 
are inclined to be fussy. In a boy's 
suit one of the girls looked unusually 
well. 



Yvette is a stunning little girl with 
a wealth of nut brown hair which 
she wears in a frowsy fashion, but 
most becomingly. Her dress of silver 
with a touch of pink and cerise was 
very Frenchy which displayed that 
this young woman has rare taste in 
dressing (Hammerstein's). 



Marie Empress (Hammerstein's) 
wore a very handsome dress of white 
satin, made very tight and with a 
long train. 



Jessie Brown (Kalmar and Brown) 
(Colonial) makes three changes. The 
first, a soubret dress of light blue, 
was very pretty. The lingerie dress 
for the closing song is very elaborate, 
but spoiled by the ribbon, put on in 
puffs around the neck. 



One of Al Rayno's bull dogs in 
jumping for a foot ball landed upon 
the clarinet player in the Colonial or- 
chestra, Monday matinee. The men in 
the band wouldn't touch the dog. A 
young woman in the first row, evident- 
ly accustomed to handling dogs, grab- 
bed the bull by the back and tossed 
him back upon the stage. 



to one side and reaching to the hem 
of the skirt. That has two bands 
of crystal, one above the knees and 
at the bottom of the skirt. 



I heard a little story of a very 
small affair which happened at a New 
York house last Sunday. One of the 
acts in the Sunday show engaged a 
colored maid, who, during the week 
gives attention to one of the stock 
actresses. The maid agreed to ac- 
cept $3 for her day's work. At night 
she was told by the woman in the act 
that her husband would attend to the 
payment. When the colored maid 
found the husband, asking for the $3, 
he laughed, and would not pay it. The 
people who told me were as angry 
about it as though the colored woman 
had been cheated out of three million 
dollars. They said it was such a small 
piece of work they couldn't help it. 



It wasn't a dull afternoon Tuesday, 
in the rain, around the Long Acre 
Building. A' fellow, about there quite 
a good deal, walked up to a young 
woman, who was speaking to another 
man. He caressingly handled her as 
though having a proprietory right. The 
young woman is a vaudeville "single," 
appearing alone upon the stage. Fu- 
rious, she whacked the young man all 
over the sidewalk with her umbrella. 
With tears in her eyes, from rage, she 
shortly after that said the young man 
had but a speaking acquaintance. 
Several people who knew the young 
woman were standing In and about 
the doorway when the rumpus oc- 
curred. 

The Balailaka (Russian) Orchestra 
has been playing around New York 
this week, in different Klaw & Er- 
langer's theatres, giving matinee 
shows. That firm is managing the 
foreign musicians. I heard that Percy 
G. Williams, who brought the Russian 
Dancers (at $2,900 per) over here 
for a sensation that never sensated, 
said the Orchestra had been offered 
to him. "But I'd Just like to see the 
man who would even mention 'carviar' 
to me nowadays," remarked the man- 
ager. 



Clarice Mayne (Colonial) for her 
opening songs, has chosen a hand- 
some gown of white satin made on 
the straight up and down lines and 
very narrow around the bottom. The 
bodice is of crystal, very short walsted 
with a sash of electric blue hanging 



The dressing of "The Bowery Bur- 
lesquers" (Columbia) is far above 
the average of burlesque shows I have 
seen. The girls all look well, es- 
pecially so In a Spanish number in 
which they don yellow tights. The 
leading woman (Lizzie Freligh) wears 
her clothes well. One dress, made 
entirely of Egyptian silver, was too 
beautiful to have had the effect spoil- 
ed. A lining of some clinging silk 
would have brought the same result. 
^One costume *on by Miss Freligh 
was gorgeous in coloring. The tights 
in pale green, the bodice a darker 
shade with breast plates of maroon, 
a hat with still darker plumes and 
an arrangement of large pink beads 
made up this wonderful combination. 
Edna Green and Minnie Lee dress their 
specialty prettily. The high shoes of 
velvet were Jovely, 



SOMETHING NEW! 

Leo Donnelly has thought of some- 
thing new. It's really new, and stu- 
pendous in its possibilities. Mr. Don- 
nelly is associated with Jean Havez. 
The partners are known as "The Fun 
Makers." They make fun at so 
much per make. Over in the Friary 
the bunch call the boys "authors." 

The new thing in writing is after 
dinner speeches. Mr. Donnelly says 
he and Mr. Havez, for a consideration, 
will present the purchaser with an af- 
ter dinner discourse that will put Si- 
meon Ford on the wild run as the star 
of such occasions. Once used, the talk 
may be retained or thrown away. 
There is no condition of return at- 
tached. Each after dinner lot of 
dialog will be freshly made, and may 
be served with the entree or held back 
for the cigars. 

The length, depth and humoristic 
tendencies of the subject will depend 
upon the importance of the occasion — 
and the size of the bank roll. This 
after dinner speech writing is no pik- 
ing affair. Anyone who is called upon 
to enlighten diners at a banquet 
should have •oin- If he wants a 
speech, Havez & Donnelly will supply 
it, but some of that coin must be- 
come detached from its moorings. 

The partners are now poring over 
the Blue Book Annual and the Bun- 
quetters' Guide containing a list of 
our best known menu fillers in. 

"You get it. don't you " said Mr. 
Donnelly. "Here it is in a little 
demijohn. Chauncey Depew and the 
others of the bunch pull a good spiel 
every time they see a vaudeville show. 
They get the 'gags' from there. Well, 
don't we know them all, and what 
we can't remember we can rewrite. 
It's a cash-in-advance proposition, too. 
How we do hate cash-in-advance." 



"STOLEN" CORNET FOUND. 

Franklin, Pa., Dec. 1. 

An odd happening occurred last Sat- 
urday when a cornet peculiarly "lost" 
was as peculiarly found. An act at 
the Orpheum reported to F. J. Dion, 
its manager, that a $65 cornet had 
been missed from the dressing room, 
demanding the house make good the 
value. 

After a thorough search of the the- 
atre, the manager secured a search 
warrant, examining the trunks of a 
member of the act in a local hotel. 
While engaged in doing this, one of 
the examining party discovered the 
cornet between the matresses of the 
bed. 



TWO "UNITED" BRANCHES? 

Pittsburg, Dec. 1. 

It is reported that Fred Curtis will 
shortly open an agency here to place 
"small time" acts in the same class of 
houses. Mr. Curtis expects the John 
Harris theatres to start with, it is 
said, and his office here hopes to have 
an affiliation with the Family Depart- 
ment of the United Booking Offices in 
New York. Edward Darling of the 
United agoncy is rumored to be in- 
terested with Mr. Curtis in the prop- 
osition. 

Another branch by the same men is 
contemplated for Chicago under simi- 
lar conditions. This would bring it 
into competition with the Western 
Vaudeville Association. 



3-RING VAUDEVIIjLE. 

(Continued from Page 3.) 
tan Opera House became a regular in 
the variety ranks. 

The Manhattan selected a stormy 
day, with the evening containing 
enough weather to affect attendance 
at all t£e theatres in New York. The 
matinee at the large opera house 
held a fair audience, repeated in the 
evening, without capacity at either 
performance. Curiosity drew many of 
the frequenters of other vaudeville 
and burlesque theatres over to 34th 
street's massive edifice, although the 
burlesque theatres were but sHghtly 
injured, mostly "upstairs." 

"Paper" appeared rather promis- 
ciously for the Manhattan, and seemed 
to have been gotten up under a sys- 
tem. Different colored coupons were 
given away, each calling for reserved 
seats upon presentation at the box of- 
fice on a certain day specified, on the 
coupon. The "paper" as presented 
was sent in the upper balconies of 
the Opera House. 

The attendance at the American 
took a slight drop the early part of its 
third week of "big shows," attributed 
to both the weather and the "opposi- 
tion" (Manhattan). 

Vaudeville managers In New York 
not conducting three shows in one< 
were still against the idea when asked 
their further views. Percy G. Williams 
said that he did not contemplate 
changing the policy of his present 
shows regardless of the success or fail- 
ure of the big bill scheme. 

William Morris stated that if he 
thought it necessary or advisable, he 
would increase the size of the pro- 
grams at his houses to thirty acts 
weekly, running the performance un- 
til one o'clock. Mr. Morris added he 
did not anticipate this would occur 
immediately. 

Cincinnati, Dec. 1. 

The Orpheum theatre, now under 
the direct management of William 
Morris, opened with a "16-act" bill 
Sunday to the largest house a matinee 
there ever played to. Prices remain- 
ed unchanged. The advance sale was 
reported to indicate big box office re- 
ceipts for the week. 

At the Columbia, Carrie De Mar 
was engaged late last week to head- 
line the usual bill then programed for 
the house. A policy of two well known 
features will probably be followed at 
the Columbia to offset the big show 
opposition. 

Chicago, Dec. 1. 

The new policy of the William Mor- 
ris circuit started here Monday, at the 
American Music Hall. Shortly after 
the performance opened the house held 
its full capacity. No standees are al- 
lowed in Chicago. 

Another "22-act" bill is announced 
for next week. 



OBITUARY. 

Bony Leo, an old-time black-face 
comedian, died In Chicago last week, 
at sixty-nine. Up to fifteen years ago 
he appeared upon th<- st'i^e, then re- 
tiring. He is best known as a part- 
ner of Dan C. Manning. His daugh- 
ter is a iiie:.,!>pr <»! Will and May 
KODQ, 



12 



VARIETY' 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, Flrat Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Aronnd 

New York 



Arthur Forrest and Co., American. 

Count Ihi Beaufort, American^ 

4 Amaranths, American. 

O'Connor Sisters, American. 

Monroe and Mack (New Act), Amer- 
ican. 

Zelaya, American. 

Fritz's Dogs, American. 

Mile. Dazie and Co., Hammerstein's. 

Al Von Tilzer, Hammerstein's. 

The Torleys, Hammerstein's. 

Skramka Sisters, Hammerstein's. 

Arizona Frank, Manhattan. 

\V. H. Thompson and Co. (New Act), 
Colonial. 

Homer Miles and Co , Colonial. 

1 
Herbert Kelcey and Effle Shannon and 

Co. (2.) 
"The Enemy" (l>ramatic) 
23 Mins.; Full Stage (Special). 
Orpheum, Brooklyn. 

Shelving their previous comedy of- 
fering, Herbert Kelcey and Effle Shan- 
nan are exploiting a more serious 
vaudeville effort, entitled "The En- 
emy," In which Kelcey plays an in- 
jured Northern soldier, Miss Shannon, 
a love-smitten Virginia miss. The ac- 
tion takes place in the drawing room 
of her Southern home. To her care 
is brought the boy in blue, when the 
Confederate surgeon is called away. 
Through the sick and wounded Yank 
she learns her lover met death on the 
field of battle at the hands of the 
very man whose life is then dependent 
on her ministrations. Then comes an 
emotional effort on the part of Miss 
Shannon to depict the unspeakable 
agony of Love's bereavement. There 
is an abrupt transition from a gentle, 
tenderhearted Dixie girl to that of a 
cold-blooded, sardonic, determined 
woman with an implacable thirst for 
revenge. A hideous sinking of joy, 
a distressful undoing of anticipation, 
the bitterness of her tortured heart 
and the wretchedness of her soul, all 
enveloped by the cloak of grief, form 
the basis of the main situation in the 
playlet. But the thought of the dy- 
ing man's wife and baby turn the in- 
creasing moments of incalculable pain 
into immediate balm when she be- 
comes gently compassionate and wom- 
anly administers the libation. There 
is a patriotic finale. Miss Shannon 
carries the bulk of the acting, her 
emotional scenes being met with ad- 
mirably. Kelcey has a thankless role 
and there is little range for him. 
Minor characters are played by Win- 
ona Shannon and Robert Keggerles, 
the former doing the better work. 
The piece Is measurably sympathetic 
but if it were more amply vitalized 
with rapidity of movement the effect 
would be more pleasing. The display 
of a woman's character as embodied 
in this episode of the Civil War (pen- 
ned by George Middleton) will not 
carry the vehicle to unbounded suc- 
cess. Mark. 



Belle Meyers, of 442 East 136th 
Street, New York, who became sud- 
denly ill Nov. 16 at Milwaukee, has 
cancelled all her time and will be 
under the doctor's care for two 
months. 



Marie Empress. 

11 Mins.; Two (3); One (3); Two 

Hammerstein's Victoria. 

Marie Empress was the centre of a 
rather curious experiment when ap- 
pearing at Hammerstein's Monday for 
her first New York showing, and the 
young woman's second public week on 
this side of the ocean. She has been 
heralded as an English favorite of the 
halls. As far as information goes, 
Miss Empress is not widely known in 
her native land. But she had, for her 
American debut, the benefit of as clev- 
er publicity as was ever received by 
an unknown. It was started and kept 
up, eventually bringing a singer (pre- 
vious to the first advertisement in her 
behalf never heard of im New York) 
to the headline position in one of the 
country's biggest vaudeville theatres. 
The expert direction did not end with 
the publicity. The showmanship ex- 
tended to her stage appearance. Miss 
Empress had her own orchestra lead- 
er, a plush curtain marked "M. E.;" 
opened in "two" before going into 
"one" with an ordinary olio drop; 
then back to "two" and the curtain 
for her third and last song, with a 
choice program position to do it in. 
After the final numbei, a cartload of 
flowers paraded down the aisle. 
Friends and well wishers extended to 
Miss Empress a cordial greeting in 
the way of applause, obliging bows 
and a little speech of thanks — but 
after all that, and meanwhile, Miss 
Empress cannot uphold the position 
made for her. Nothing had been left 
undone. A great opportunity had 
been provided — and lost. The bene- 
fits of advertising and publicity had 
been strikingly illustrated. Not too 
much was looked for after cleverly 
worded advertisements had carefully 
set forth Miss Empress' position — that 
of ascertaining whether she would 
succeed before an American audience. 
These notifications really absolve the 
girl from criticism. Even the pro- 
gram says "Only Appearance in 
America — One Week Only." The 
English girl is a pretty brunette, wear- 
ing two gowns and one character cos- 
tume. Of the three songs sung, Miss 
Empress displayed no marked ability 
in either. "Lingerie," the third se- 
lection, was depended upon, but Miss 
Empress lacks that which is neces- 
sary to become a success as a single 
act on the big time over here. 'Tla 
the well-known theory — publicity 
can't make an act Im vaudeville, but 
it will do a lot if the act is there to 
back it up. Marie Empress is not 
there. Sinie. 



Golden and Golden. 

Song and Dance. 

One. 

Hammerstein's Victoria. 

Qolden and Golden are young men 
who think they can sing. They 
dance fairly well, but not well enough 
to follow other "two-men" dancing 
turns at Hammerstein's "downstairs." 
In singing Billy Gould's "The Bloom 
is on the Heather," Golden and Gold- 
en proved conclusively all they don't 
know about vocalizing. It's too pret- 
ty a song and melody to have been 
so roughly handled. Golden and 
Golden should dance only, remaining 
on the small time until they can ad- 
vance through merit rather than for 
convenience of bookings. Sime. 



Charles A. Bigelow assisted by Mlzzi 

Hajos and Co. 
"The Girl and the Guy" (Farce). 
25 Mins.; Full Stage. 
American. 

Roi Cooper Mergrue is credited with 
having built "The Girl and the Guy" 
for Charles Bigelow's first vaudeville 
showing. Roi didn't use a hammer 
and nails in the building, he simply 
utilized cardboard and a pot of paste. 
The result was inevitable. The struc- 
ture, imposing for a few minutes, be- 
gan to crumble as soon as there was a 
shower. Before the storm raged, it 
was a mass of ruins. A "souse" en- 
ters the home of an actress who is ex- 
pecting a peculiar looking gentleman 
from whom she is to receive a few 
thousand dollars to back her new 
show. She mistakes the "souse." The 
"souse's" wife appears. Piece ends in 
a chase. In the opening moments 
Bigelow has some comedy busiucss 
with a bell boy and sings an old song 
of his, "Lonesome." A scene with 
Mizzi brings some laughs and a duet 
cleverly done by the pair wins en- 
cores. Aside from these, there is noth- 
ing. Mizzi is cute and pretty and her 
dialect is just as fetching as it was 
in "The Barnyard Romeo." She makes 
up poorly, an overdose of rouge spoil- 
ing her good looks. A soubret cos- 
tume is becoming. Bigelow is on the 
stage continually but doesn't seem to 
have enough to do. A musical com- 
edy idea would have been much bet- 
ter for the pair than the farcical ar- 
rangement now employed. The piece 
and participants can be only a dis- 
appointment following the bigness of 
the names. Dash. 



Richard Bros. 

Acrobats. 

8 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Loew Circuit. 

A meritorious "small time" act. The 
"straight" first appears and does some 
"strong arm" work on the Roman 
rings. From a "perch" position he 
permits his partner to work on his 
hands below. The latter does some 
intricate twists and turns in eccentric 
costume and shows originality. The act 
should thrive on the smaller circuits. 

Mark. 



Jennie Gerard. 

Singing. 

10 Mins.; One. 

Loew Circuit. 

Having a nice appearance and a 
good voice should enable Miss Gerard 
to play "small time" as long as she 
cares to work. With a capable sing- 
ing partner, she might make headway 
to the bigger circuits. Her voice Is 
full and strong and contains musical 
quality. More attention to breathi« 8 
might help. She opens with *'Glow 
Worm," the best of her repertoire. 
Her second is a Spanish song, while 
the third is 'Garden of Roses." With 
another closing number, more suited 
to her voice, she could make still a 
better impression. Mark. 



Marie Dainton appears at the 
Prospect, New York, in a new act for 
the first three days of next week. 



"The Silhouette Girl/* 
9 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Hammerstein's Victoria. 

"The Silhouette Girl" is the title 
for a series of poses or pictures or 
dances. In whichever one may be 
pleased to term them, a young woman 
in a union suit appeared before a 
transparency, the stage darkened, ex- 
cepting for the dull red glow from be- 
hind the screen. This background 
threw the woman's figure into sharp 
relief. She entered what seemed to 
"be an artist's studio, in street attire. 
At his invitation, the dress was dis- 
carded, leaving the girl in her little 
union suit. Within the past two sea- 
sons, there have beon many union 
suits in vaudeville. With each one, 
came an act. Most were of the "div- 
ing" variety. One was a bicycle turn. 
"The Silhouette Girl" is Mile. Heloise. 
A turn of this nature was presented 
at the London Palace last month. The 
report said the audience received it 
quietly. The London review of the 
act, appearing in Variety Oct. 29, 
could easily be substituted for this 
one of the present turn. Bert Levy 
was the artist in the picture. He be- 
came a pantomimist for the moment, 
having been pressed into service 
through the illness of the woman's as- 
sistant, named "Mons. Armaud" on 
the program. To those who knew and 
recognized Mr. Levy, he didn't seep* 
natural. As a new style of living pic- 
ture, it might do, but not in any large 
way when the union suit has been 
seen. Simc. 



Haroldi. 

Violinist. 

14 Mins.; One. 

American. 

Haroldi has nothing to recommend 
him to vaudeville excepting his litho- 
graphs resemble Padewerski. He is 
a straight violinist and probably a 
very good musician. At least he looks 
funny enough to be. The American 
audience listened to the music in re- 
spectful silence Monday night, and 
even gave the violinist cause to come 
back and play an encore. Straight mu- 
sic always secures applause from a 
vaudeville audience. Haroldi's vaude- 
ville value is about one-tenth of Ri- 
naldo's. (Rinaldo plays a violin and 
"rags" it. Of course, "rag" was never 
written by the old masters, but it gets 
the money and real applause in vaude- 
ville). Haroldi was accompanied by 
a young woman at the piano. Dash. 



Saunders and Caiuen n. 

Juggling. 

10 Mins.; Four (Interior). 

Fam. Dept., U. II. O. 

The man does all the juggling. The 
woman flits around the stage and 
hands the "professor" his working 
tools and a few pert remarks on the 
side. For the "small time" Saunders 
and Cameron can land and make good. 
The man has a neat routine and while 
he uses some old tricks, works them 
up nicely. His three-egged feat with 
the glasses and the juggling of three 
sticks, like Archie Onri, stand out con- 
spicuously. He works in eccentric 
make-up. Mark. 



Frederic Melville ("Moto Girl") is 
using an aeroplanic publicity novelty 
on his trip over the Inter State Cir- 
cuit. 



Frank Winch has written an inter- 
esting and exhaustive booklet on Free- 
masonry. Mr. Winch is a ?2-degre§ 
Mason, 



VARIETY 



II 



Ashley and Lee. 

"Chinatown" (Comedy). 

17 Mins.; One (Special Drop). 

Alhambra. 

Herbert Ashley, formerly Matthews 
and Ashley, and Al Lee, formerly 
Wynn and Lee, make up the new com- 
bination. The new offering is framed 
up along the Matthews and Ashley 
line. The drop is a good looking one 
showing a scene in Chinatown. Ashley 
has a delicatessen store next to a Chi- 
nese laundry (a "stall" for a . "hop 
joint"). Ashley is bemoaning his fate 
for having opened a delicatessen store 
in a chop suey district when Lee comes 
out of the laundry, casually remark- 
ing he cannot accept the $20,000,000 
to-day as he is too busy. Ashley 
says, "It's a funny thing but only 
millionaires come out of that laun- 
dry." From this point on bright, 
snappy talk is reeled off in capital 
style, securing laughs all the way with 
few misses. The "hat" talk is new, 
containing good laughs but the wild 
dreams of the "dope fiend" seem to 
be the more popular. The talk might 
be swayed just a trifle more in that 
direction. For a finish the pair are 
using the "straight and parody" ar- 
rangement for songs, exceedingly well 
done. Only two numbers are used, 
the second "Once or Twice" bringing 
the pair back seven or eight times. 
Ashley and Lee have a good laugh- 
ing specialty as the act stands. When 
they become a little better acquainted 
with each other's style, the result will 
be a fast comedy offering in "one." 

Dash. 



McAlvery Brothers. 
Jumping. 
Full Stage. 
Hanmiersteiii's Victoria. 

Opening the show at Hammer- 
stein's, appearing about eight o'clock, 
the McAlvery Brothers did very well 
with jumping, mostly of the high style. 
In straight jumping they have one or 
two tricks not previously seen. Though 
well received, the act is more for the 
smaller houses, where it could stand 
out to better advantage, both for the 
men and the management. Simc. 



Fox and Evans. 

Dancing. 

11 Mins.; One. 

Fani. IJep't., U. B. O. 

These young dancers acquit them- 
selves creditably on the small time. 
They have a neat appearance and will 
stack up favorably with the majority 
of the dancing loams. Mark. 



The Drapers. 

Singing ami Talking 

17 Mins.; Two (Interior). 

Fam. Dep't., U. B. O. 

The man appears in blackface first, 
a shiftless, lazy type of negro and later 
imitates an old darkey preacher. The 
"temperance" speech is the hit of the 
act. His dialect and manners are 
good. The woman appears in a cow- 
girl costume, but her high-heeled shoes 
and cotton stockings are in contrast 
with the rest of her western garb. 
Making a change to conventional dress 
for the close, she sings two numbers 
acceptably, the last to banjo accom- 
paniment by the man. This act is fine 
and dandy for the small time, offering 
novelty. The lemon shooting "bit" is 
funny. Mark. 



Doc White. 

Songs. 

13 Min.; One. 

Majestic, Chicago. 

White is a dentist, a baseball pitch- 
er and an artist in vaudeville. He 
may not be anything much as a den- 
tist; there is no general dope on that. 
Chlcagoans declare that he is a great 
twirler. The Majestic audience gave 
him a reception as a ballplayer Mon- 
day night and then applauded him 
and called him back for repeated bows 
upon his merits as a vaudeville artist. 
A piano player on the stage accom- 
panied his four songs, and in one, vo- 
cally assisted. White has a splendid 
personality, a fine singing voice and 
with manly bearing and an easy stage 
presence scored an unqualified hit. 
He need not confine his stage activi- 
ties to Chicago, anywhere, on my 
bill, he can make good as a singer, 
without any apologies. Walt. 



Fritzie Haubel and Co. (5.) 
"Schoolboys and Girls.** 
14 Mins.; Full (Interior). 
Fam. Dept., V. B. O. 

There is little to commend. Haubel 
as the German professor and his 
school-room imps almost shook the 
roof off the building with the way 
they tore around the stage, whooping 
things up in general. What songs 
were attempted had no effect through 
the racket made by those not in the 
singing contingent. The old school- 
room idea with the noisy "Tomboy," 
the tough kid, the Hebrew cut-up and 
the others, are offered in an inferior 
manner. Before it starts on straight 
"small time," the pruning fork and 
soft pedal should be used vigorously. 

Mark. 



Frederic and Venita. 
Slack Wire. 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Fam. Dept., U. B. O. 

A man and woman offer a slack 
wire routine that should go fairly 
well over the "small time." The man's 
work with one end of the wire held 
by the teeth of the woman, is the 
strongest. The woman should appear 
more at ease. Mark. 



Hallett and Stack. 
Singing and Dancing. 
14 Mins.; One. 
Loew Circuit. 

In the last few minutes of their act 
this young man and woman win out 
on the "small time" with their danc- 
ing, in which they give waltzing bits 
as they are supposed to be done in dif- 
ferent cities. The team opens with 
talking and some' of it is good for a 
laugh. What singing is done is of 
little consequence. Both voices are 
weak. The team should run fairly 
well in the smaller houses. Mark. 



Hnskin Trio. 
Itussian Dancers. 
7 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Manhttan. 

Two young men and a woman pur 
in seven strenuous minutes of singing 
and dancing. The songs vary the 
monotony somewhat. The trio lands 
with dancing. Handsome wardrobe. 

Mark. 



THE GIRLS FROM DIXIE. 

Philadelphia, Dec. 1. 

A liberal sprinkling of musical num- 
bers and specialties during the action 
of the two burlesque pieces, does a lot 
toward making "The Girls From 
Dixie" an entertaining show. There is 
no olio, the specialties, with one ex- 
ception coming in the burlesque, or 
second part. Gus Adams and George 
Guhl, under whose direction "The 
Girls From Dixie" are touring the 
Empire Circuit, have the principal 
roles, there being little left to the 
other principals and for this reason 
the comedy hangs a bit heavy and 
drags. 

The partners have divided the work, 
Guhl taking the first part and Adams 
the burlesque for his share. The for- 
mer secures the better results, which 
is a strong mark in his favor for the 
outline of the piece is a handicap. It 
surrounds the visit of "Battleaxe Gal- 
lagher," a would-be bad-man to 
Schultz's Hotel presided over by Philip 
Schultz (Guhl). There is too much of 
the "bad-man" stuff, before and af- 
ter his arrival. It takes "Shredded 
Wheat," the sweetheart of Battleaxe, 
played by Lillian Keely, too long to 
plant the advance for her "tough 
kid's" arrival. Then it is carried 
through rather long. 

In some of the business, however, 
Guhl secures some good comedy and 
the snappy action produced by the 
swiftly moving list of musical numbers 
holds tne first part up in good shape. 

Adams, who does little work in the 
first part runs it almost alone in the 
burlesque called "Oh, What a Night." 
After a conventional opening which 
brings the old erring husband story 
into effect, the second scene is laid in 
a jail and here there are opportuni- 
ties galore for some excellent com- 
edy. But Adams does not get what 
he should out of it. He spends a lot 
of time on a rough comedy bit involv- 
ing four of the girls who look like a 
zebra chorus In their striped tights, 
and in this Dan Gallagher, billed on 
the program as the "master mechanic" 

i 

Marzita. 

Singing and Dancing. 

O Mins.; One. 

Manhattan. 

Ijoew Circuit 

Opening with "Maybe You're Not 
the Only One Who Loves Me," wear- 
ing a white flannel suit with hat to 
match, Marzita changes to Italian cos- 
tume and after singing "That Dreamy 
Italian Waltz" effectively, does a 
whirlwind dance which was well re- 
ceived at the Manhattan. An excellent 
single for the "small time." Mark. 



Michael Coscia. 

Violinist. 

7 Mins.; One. 

Manhattan. 

Coscia is the Itinnldo of the small 
time. In full corduroy outfit, he does 
an Italian street musician type, play- 
ing four numbers. Coscia does real 
well, but should affect a more origi- 
nal style He is too good a musician 
to ropy so closely the style of the head- 
line violinists. Coscia could Improve 
his act by putting more fire, more fer- 
vor and more feeling into his playing. 
His "rag" proved the most popular, 
though the classical selections were 
well received. Mark. 



of the show, almost steals all the 
meat. Gallagher plays the role of a 
rough Irishman and what he gets out 
of it suggests that he could do some- 
thing with a regular part. 

Ezra C. Walck shows fairly well as 
the bad-man in the first part and plays 
the warden later in much better ityle. 
Frank Thorndyke, who has a thin 
tenor hidden behind a small mous- 
tache is equally cast in a couple of 
bits, coming out for notice when he 
leads a couple of ballad numbers. Karl 
Lang's main contribution was a song 
and dance number which landed him 
a big hit in the burlesque. Gertie 
Hart gets through nicely with what 
she has to do in the way of business 
and talk and leads two snappy num- 
bers. 

Miss Keely is wrong in the first part 
as a tough girl and would help her 
average in the burlesque were she to 
dress her part nearly right. Miss 
Keely also poses as Mile. Zemoa, bill- 
ed as some sort of a sensation which 
did not appear. She may, have got- 
ten into one of the cells for something 
she did Monday for she did not show 
Tuesday. Miss Keely wears some 
spangles and gauze and leads a near- 
cooch number. In her other numbers 
Miss Keely did nicely. Ruby Marion, 
just as blonde, plump and sprightly as 
ever appeared at Intervals and also 
did her familiar horn specialty with 
Amy Thompson, who, when she was 
not playing a maid role, was concealed 
in the chorus lines. 

Miss Marion put over one of the 
most promising bits of the show in the 
jail scene in which the business called 
for something of Billy Watson's style 
of working the "Salvation Army" bit. 
It should have been a big riot. Adams 
did a number with several of the 
chorus girls which went by on some 
of the things he told about the girls. 
Later he and Guhl pulled down the 
big applause hit with several breezy 
parodies leaving the house calling for 
more. 

Frank Thorndyke a/nd Jacque Ford 
and Grace Golden, two "ponies" from 
the chorus, got rid of a couple of 
songs. The chorus work diligently 
throughout the show, handling all 
their numbers in good shape and mak- 
ing a firm impression. They have 
some showy business for the numbers 
and go through it evenly. They aver- 
age good as to general appearance 
and the costuming, while not partic- 
ularly rich in color or quality, looks 
well and is clean and tidy. 

There is enough snap and go to 
"The Girls From Dixie" through the 
liberal supply of musical numbers and 
specialties to balance up where the 
comedy lags, and secure good results. 

(Ivnnjp. M. Young. 



James H. Moore, the Rochester and 
Detroit manager (Temple theatres) 
will spend the most of the winter In 
Arizona, where his family is at pres- 
ent. 



Kelly and Kent have rejoined for 
the purpose of playing ''timii^omcntH 
that. M. S. IP'iitham will procure. Fol- 
lowing the final dissolution, Miss .Kent 
will appeal- in a comedy sketch, which 
Victor H. Knialli-y has a commission to 
write. 



14 



VARIETY 



TALKS TO EXHIBITORS. 

The Moving Picture Exhibitors' As- 
sociation met Tuesday night, 300 be- 
ing present. Francis V. S. Oliver, 
the mayor's marshal, spoke of the 
strenuous objection being made to the 
quality and quantity of light in some 
of the shows, and implored the ex- 
hibitors to see that their theatres 
were adequately lighted. 

Mr. Oliver advocated the appoint- 
ment of a civil service board of cen- 
sors, to be filled by competitive exami- 
nations from the ranks of practical 
picture men. The speaker thought 
that such a board could handle the 
situation the best. 



SHOT RUNNING AWAY. 

Toledo, Dec. 1. 

A man, unidentified, set fire to the 
Temple, a picture theatre in Auburn- 
dale. When resisting arrest, engag- 
ed in a running pistol duet, he was 
killed by Patrolman Krause. 

The work of the firebug proved fu- 
tile, owing to prompt work by Pro- 
prietor Thomas Snell. 



OPERATION ON PICTURE ACTOR. 

Paris, Nov. 21. 
Max Linder, the well known mov- 
ing picture actor, so often seen in the 
Pathe films, was taken suddenly ill 
the other day and operated upon for 
appendicitis. His condition is serious. 
The roles he was playing in the revue 
at the Olympia have been taken in 
hand by Tom Pender. 



PICTURE NEWS. 

Plans have been made to install a 
picture machine in the Overbrook Hos- 
pital in Newark, N. J., for the amuse- 
ment of the patients, the films to be 
selected by the medical directors. 



A moving picture machine will be 
Installed in the Hampton Institute at 
Hampton, Va., to be used for educa- 
tional purposes. 



The Melles stock company is now in 
full possession of "Star Film Ranch" 
at San Antonio, where pictures of 
western life in Texas, Mexico and 
along the Rio Grande will be arranged 
for exhibition. 



A new picture house will be opened 
by *Wetherell & Snow in Falmouth, 
Mass. 



The Charlton Amusement Co. of 
Brooklyn has just been incorporated 
to construct and manage picture the- 
atres. Capital, $1,000; directors, A. 
H. Schwartz, S. D. Holiner and Ben- 
jamin Herman. 



Brooklyn is to have another motion 
picture house at Pitkin avenue and 
Amer street. Cost, $15,000. Still 
another is to be built by B. F. Voight 
at Flatbush, near Linden avenue. 



J. E. Hennessy, formerly manager 
of George Klelne's Birmingham (Ala.) 
office has opened an exchange in In- 
dianapolis to be called the Central 
Film Co., and has enlisted with the 
Independents. Mr. Hennessy is an 
old-time showman, having been press 
and general agent with various circus 
organizations. 




"SAMSON'S BETRAYAL" (Gaumont). 

This picture is all wrong. Poorly arranged, 
lacking details, It makes no Impression what- 
ever. In reproducing the story of how the 
mighty Samson lost his hair and subsequently 
his strength, the arranger has pictured some- 
thing that would disgust any Sunday School 
boy. The photograph*- and tinting are good. 

"THE BONO OF THE WILDWOOD FLUTE" 
(Blograph). 
It Is to laugh. A picture revealing the love 
of two redskins for a squaw Is shown, but 
the poor attempt of the principal characters 
to act as Indians Is pitiable. A lot of nice 
scenery and good photography have been 
wasted. It reminds one of Hallowe'en festlvl^ 
ties when the Indian doctor appears. MARK. 

"THROUGH THE CLOUDS" (Edison). 

This is picture making up-to-the-minute. 
An aviator loves Judge Grey's daughter. The 
Judge and one Roberts are running for gover- 
nor. Thanks to a pretty flight through the 
clouds the Judge lands the gubernatorial plum 
and the flier wins the girl. The airship flight 
Is excellently reproduced. MARK. 

"BEHIND A MASK" (Urban). 

A woman dons masculine attire and fights 
a duel unknown to her husband, who was 
called to active army duty. It all results be- 
cause of an Insult offered the army com- 
mander. The picture causes little comment. 
The theme Is not a new one. MARK. 



"NANTES AND ITS SURROUNDINGS" (Ur- 
ban). 
Picturesque water scenes In France finely 
depicted. MARK. 



"LOVE IN QUARANTINE" (Blograph). 

The Idea may have been taken from "Seven 
Days," but it's morally certain the comedy 
wasn't. The picture fails to hit the bull's 
eye for humor. It is really a pity after all 
the trouble the arranger took to have a love- 
sick couple engage In a quarrel and have them 
make up In a quarantined house. The ar- 
ranger might try again. The idea affords 
plenty of comedy material. MARK. 

"HIS NEW LID" (Blograph). 

A new hat goes astray. When it turns up 
on the seashore the friends of the wearer 
come to the conclusion he has been drowned. 
The young wife and her neighbors go' into 
deep mourning. While tears are being shed, 
the man returns home. Good for Intermittent 
laughter. Well cameraed. MARK. 



"NOT SO BAD AS IT SEEMED" (Blograph). 
Separate notes written by a married couple 
as they start for a hurried trip causes some 
embarrassment for tho two sets of lovers con- 
cerned. Hapless circumstances turns the 
wrong light on full force but explanations by 
the Joneses In the end brings a satisfactory 
finale. The picture will do for a "filler." 

MARK. 



"THE FREAK" (Pathe). 

A slim and lengthy young contortionist In 
bending feats. The picture may not make a 
hit, but there is no question that the man Is 
unusually supple. Entertaining perhaps for 
those who like to see people twist themselves 
out of ehape. MARK. 

"A BORDER TALE" (Pathe). 

The Ptory Is of secondary consideration. The 
natural scenery. In colors, holds the attention. 
The acting shows how a girl saves an army 
officer from a band of brigands, but meets 
death aa a reward. Photography immense. 

MARK. 



"AN ELEVENTH HOUR REDEMPTION" 
(Pathe). 
Judging from the recent product of the Pathe 
people (probably the American factory), they 
are producing a better grade of American pic- 
tures. This one has rather a gruesome and 
unpleasant theme, yet not unlikely. Nicely 
acted and excellently photographed, the pic- 
ture Is well arranged. The film carries the 
most weight at the finish when the patriotic 
man, who had caused the death of his brother 
earlier In the story, gave up bis life for the 
flag. MARK. 



"THE RETURN AT MIDNIGHT' (Urban- 
Ecllpse). 
A stern, old Frenchman decrees that his 
son shall marry tho girl he has selected and 
banishes him from home when the latter de- 
clares his undying love for a poor gypsy 
girl. After two years of poverty, the son 
returns with his wife and baby, seeking alms 
from his own parents. The child effects a 
reconciliation. Mostly Interior views, but 
well cameraed. MARK. 



"A RAMBLE THROUGH CEYLON" (Urban- 
Eclipse). 
Tropical scenes are excellently reproduced. 
The elephants at work form a pleasing fea- 
ture. Educationally and photographically, the 
film Is A No. 1. MARK. 



"HIS MOTHER'S THANKSGIVING" (Edison). 
A young man In one of the theatre boxes 
wept silently, which was the best testimonial 
imaginable for this picture. There Is telling 
sentiment which impinges the heart and Im- 
presses the mind. A turn of the wheel places 
a country boy in the lap of luxury. His 
mother plans a Thanksgiving surprise, but 
he is ashamed to have his rich young friends 
see her. But, his fashionable sweetheart finds 
her and everything ends well. Well acted and 
nicely photographed. MARK. 



"ARMS AND THE WOMAN" (Edison). 

Rex Beach's story as photoplayed by the 
Edison company Is disappointing. The way- 
ward son heeds the words of a bad man, 
and In order to make up for his losses at the 
gambling table plans a robbery with the 
stranger. It is fairly well acted and fairly 
well photographed. MARK 

"THE COWBOYS AND THE BACHELOR 

GIRLS" (Melles). 

Five misses from the East take possession 

< of a ranch and declare themselves "fernlnst" 

the men. Five cowboys plan to capture their 

hearts. Picture Is entertaining. MARK. 

"THE LAD FROM OLD IRELAND" (Kalem). 
Sets a new mark. Acting and photography 
go hand In hand and keep the eyes riveted 
from start to finish. Amid quaint, old scenes 
In Ireland, on an acean liner on the bounding 
billows and familiar Gotham surroundings, a 
pretty love story is told. MARK. 

"HOW RASTUS GOT HIS TURKEY" (Pathe). 
Rastus causes considerable laughter by the 
manner In which he stole a big turkey gob- 
bler. He even carried part of a fence home 
with him. The theft is well pictured. 

MARK. 



"WONDERFUL PLATES" (Pathe). 

A trick film which shows animated forms on 
plates of delft aa they are being washed by a 
little Dutch girl. Some pleasing scenes of 
Holland and Its people and country. MARK. 

"THE FLAT NEXT DOOR" (Gaumont). 

Good photography Is lost on a theme that 
has little comedy. The woman flat dweller Is 
admired by her next door neighbors, a young 
man and an old German. An attempt at sui- 
cide by the old man, which drives away 
burglars In the woman's apartments, results 
in his winning her hand. The film does not 
hit the comedy target. MARK. 

"TARASCON ON THE RHONE" (Gaumont). 

A new city in Southern France is featured. 
The camera has done magnificent work. 

MARK. 



"THE LITTLE PROSPECTOR" (Essanay). 

A race for a mine claim Is a feature. Some 
familiar scenery Is again used for a wild west 
horseback performance. The old prospector 
strikes It rich and tips off the avaricious vil- 
lagers. But, the old man's daughter and her 
sweetheart "beat them to It" The picture is 
of the usual run of western stories from the 
"S. & A." plant. MARK. 

"THE QUEEN OF HEARTS" (Selig). 

The palmy days of the Lincoln Carter melo- 
dramas are recalled by this Selig photoplay. 
There Is the scheming, bewhlskered bank 
cashier, the handsome, manly young hero, who 
goes to the gold fields to stake a fortune, and 
the pretty heroine, who marries the wrong 
man to Insure happiness for her aged father. 
The Newly weds go to Monte Carlo where the 
banker gambles away everything, losing his 
life In a -fall from a building as the police 
entered his apartments. Meanwhile the hero 
has found gold galore and has chased his 
sweetheart across the briny deep. "Journeys 
end In lovers' meeting." Excellently photo- 
graphed. MARK. 

"SUSPICION" (Vltagraph). 

The death of the only child In the family 
nearly drives the young mother crazy. The 
husband tries to divert her mind, but unknown 
to him she makes surreptitious visits to an 
orphan asylum and does what she can to make 
the little ones there happy. Her dally trips 
arouse the husband, who engages a detective. 
He Is dumbfounded on learning what she has 
been doing, but takes her In his arms and 
begs forgiveness. The picture shows that 
"mother love" will not be crushed. Good pho- 
tography. MARK. 



"THE TOYMAKBR, THE DOLL AND THE 
DEVIL" (Edison). 
This one will please the children In particu- 
lar. An old toymaker decrees that his or- 
phaned ward marry his son. She loves the 
young apprentice In the shop. A huge doll 
Is the old man's delight. He and the son de- 
part for a fancy dress ball. The ward dons 
the doll's clothes and with the assistant, dis- 
guised as the devil, go to the party. The toy- 
maker believes his doll has come to life and 
pursues her home. The assistant hides In a 
chimney, but Is "smoked out" and mistaken 
for the real thing. He employs a ruse and 
wins the girl as a result A harmless film, 
which offers light amusement. MARK. 



"MILITARY CYCLISTS OF BELGIUM" 
(Pathe). 
Two sets of soldiers perform some machine- 
like evolutions on wheels, the picture having 
been taken from a height that brings out the 
parade grounds in bold relief. Interesting as 
well as educational. Little was shown of the 
cyclists In the field. MARK. 



Martin Garone is to be the proprie- 
tor of a new picture place at 76 Cath- 
erine street, New York. The new 
house Is to cost $6,000. 



The "Class A" (so named) theatre 
has opened on Pike street, Seattle. 
It has pictures and a pipe organ. 



BILLS NEXT WEEK 



NEW YORK, 



COLON! Al 

Nat Wills 

W H Thompson & 
Co 

Trovato 

Homer Miles A Co 

Gene Greene 

Bllls-Nowlln Troupe 

Jetter and. Rogers 

Wormwood's Ani- 
mals 

Cooper and Robinson 

ORPHBUM 
Clarice Mayne 
Julius 8teger ft Co 
Kalmer and Brown 
Ben Welch 
Lorch Family 
"Motoring" 
Inge and Parrel 1 
Three Lyres 
Al Rayno's Dogs 

ALHAMBRA. 
"Man from the Sea" 
Lester 

"Pianophlends Min- 
strels" 
Leonard and Russell 
Beatrice Ingram & 

Co 
Gasch Sisters 
Blxley and Fink 
Juggling Burkes 

GREENPOINT. 
"The Courtiers" 
Amy Rlcard ft Co 
Hedges Bros and 

Jacobson 
Brown Harris and 

Brown 
Bootblack Quartet 
Harry B Lester 
(Others to fill) 

BRONX. 
Russian Dancers 
Lillian Shaw 
Edwin Holt and Co. 
Bedlnl and Arthur 



Marshall Mont- 
gomery 
Robledlllo 
Kessler and Leo 

MANHATTAN O. H. 
"Song Revue." 
"Slums of Paris." 
Laddie Cliff. 
James Harrigan. 
Belle Blanch. 
Haines and Vldocq 
Morton and Moore. 
Du Ball Bros. 
The Cronlns. 
(Two to fill.) 

HAMMERSTEIN'8. 
Mile. Dazle and Co. 
Charles Grapewin 

and Co. 
"A Night in Turkish 

Bath." 
Bert Levy. 
. Al Von Tilier. 
James Thornton. 
O'Brien, Havel and 

Kyle. 
Barry and Wolford. 
Chasslne. 
The Torleys. 
Skramma Sisters. 

AMERICAN. 
Arthur Forrest and 

Co. 
Count De Beaufort. 
4 Amaranths. 
"Hold Up." 
"Wow Wows." 
Juliet 

O'Connor Sisters. 
Wish Wynn. 
Monroe and Mack. 
Nelson Comlques. 
Clssle Curlette. 
Zelaya. 
Larola. 
Steve Bartel. 
Le Freya. 
Fritzs Dogs. 
(Others to fill.) 



CHICAGO. 



MAJESTIC. 
Fanny Ward and Co 
"College Life" 
Four Fords 
Ryan and Richfield 
Frank Tinney 
Three California 

Girls 
Lillian Ashley 
Big City Four 
Fred Watson 

AMERICAN*. 
Joe Welch 
Grace La Rue 
Hilda Spong and Co 
Great Tallman 
Bertosse and Arch- 

angell 
The Crom wells 
Miss Busse 
Mary Jolson 
Sisters Connolly 
Faru D'Ora Martini 
Garcia 
Harry Mayo 
Cartmell and Harris 



Reid Sisters 
Zlgeuner Quartet 
The Lelands 
Mason and Bart 

PRINCESS. 
Jose A Co 
McKeuzle and 

Shannon 
"The Operator" 
Four Avolos 
Kennedy and 

Rooney 
Rene Graham 
(Two to fill) 

COLUMBIA. 
White and Stewart 
Prlngle and Whiting 
Blnns, Blnns and 

Binns 
Apdale's Animals 
Klclde Capitane 
Johnny Small and 

Sisters 
Paul La Croix 



"BILL" MEN BACK. 

Major Gordon Lillie (Pawnee Bill), 
Louis E. Cooke, general agent of the 
Two Bills show, and Johnny Baker, 
arenic director, blew into the city 
Monday and were given the glad hand 
on all sides by their Broadway friends. 

The trio declared with much en- 
thusiasm that the present season clos- 
ed Nov. 19, at Argentine, Ark., Just 
across the river from Little Rock, 
was a corker. 

Major Gordon has made tracks for 
his ranch at Pawnee, Okla., where his 
new $40,000 home is receiving the fin- 
ishing touches. He is planning to 
open it Dec. 12, and a merry party 
of New Yorkers will attend the fes- 
tivities. Col. William P. Cody (Buf- 
falo Bill) will be there and has prom- 
ised to participate in a Buffalo hunt. 
Major Lillie went to Newport this 
week to purchase a herd of thirty 
buffalo, which added to his present 
number will make the total eighty. 

Mr. Baker, who dwells in New Ro- 
chelle, will put in many hours at his 
desk in the Putnam building on Times 
Square. 

The longest single Jump by the 
"Wild West" was 240 miles, only 35 
minutes lost between stands. 



VARIETY 



15 



MANHATTAN O. H. 

(Estimated Cost of Show $4,695.) 

After much heralding, glad acclaim 
and an advertising campaign that cost 
many thouands of dollars, that tem- 
ple of the lyric art, the Manhattan 
Opera House, which will ever stand as 
a monument to the wonderful spirit of 
daring and Lndomnitable pluck of Os- 
car Hammerstein, the scene of the 
American triumphs of Mme. Tett- 
razzinl and A. Bond, was formally 
opened as a regular altar at which 
the devotees of vaudeville might wor- 
ship, last Monday. 

Whether the Gods looked down upon 
the invasion of this former shrine of 
opera by mere vaudeville, or whether 
it was simply a case of hard luck is a 
question, but nevertheless the weather- 
man was very unkind to the promot- 
ers. A more miserable night couldn't 
well happen. The weather undoubt- 
edly kept many away from the inaugu- 
ration, although the regulars who fre- 
quent "The Corner" were present. 

With the dedication of the Manhat- 
tan, Willie Hammerstein under whose 
guiding hand the house will sail the 
sea of two-a-day, set a new fashion in 
this style of amusement. The latest 
freak is called "three ringed vaude- 
ville." It means that on the gigantic 
stage of the Manhattan "dumb" acts 
are presented in sets of three. 

The success of this innovation is 
problematical, as is even the success of 
the house itself under the new regime. 

Vaudeville itself is practically based 
on one fundamental principle. That 
is the possibility of the artist occupy- 
ing the stage to enter into a feeling 
of clubiness with his audience. At 
the Manhattan this seems to be an 
impossibility, and the general atmo- 
sphere of vaudeville is lost. 

The house is so big a general feeling 
of oppressivenes seems to hang over 
the average vaudeville audience that 
may be housed there. At least this 
appeared to be the case the opening 
night. Still it might have been the 
inclemency that dampened the ardor 
of the audience. In either case those 
who did brave the storm were very 
hard to please. 

The Manhattan as an opera house 
is well known to all who read. As to 
the show presented, that was simply a 
regular vaudeville performance pre- 
faced by a "small time" show. 

The result in all was and is far from 
satisfactory. The performance start- 
ed at 7.30, lasting until 11.50. At 
that hour the pictures were still to 
come. Those remaining to the end 
were so surfeited with vaudeville they 
did not have the energy to leave their 
seats and go forth into the night. 
* Artists on the stage looked like man- 
nikins from the rear of the orchestra. 
From the manner in which they went 
through the performance, it is quite 
evident that an act should specially re- 
hearse before opening there. 

Maggie Cllne struck the keynote 
when she said that the walk across 
the stage from Eighth to Ninth ave- 
nues was going to be the death of 
her. Acts will have to have two 
performances in stock when they at- 
tack vaudeville hereafter, one for the 
regular houses and one for the hip- 
podrome stage at the Manhattan. 

When George May lifted his baton 
to start the ball a-rolllng at the night 



performance there were not over a 
score of people seated in the lower 
floor of the auditorium. They were 
slow coming in, some so slow they 
never arrived, for there were many 
vacant seats during the evening. These 
v.-cre exclusive of those occupied by 
the "dead ones" who were present to 
give the tardy appreciation of the 
audience the needed impetus. There 
were two small armies of these 
"boosters," oaq seated on each of the 
far sides of the house. They worked 
manfully during the early stages of 
the battle, but toward the end finally 
gave it up. The upper lofts held 
about two-thirds each. 

The first half hour was quite a good 
imitation on part of both the actors 
and the audience, of a "supper show" 
in the days of the continuous. It 
was only at about 8.20, when the 
eleventh number was on, that it be- 
gan to look like vaudeville. 

Both sections of "three ringed" 
were given before this time. At 
present the arrangement for this nov- 
elty is far from what might be de- 
sired. With three acts on the stage 
simultaneously the arrangement is 
that one has to work up stage in the 
proximity of the back drop, whue 
the other two work down stage. The 
latter necessarily blanket the act up 
stage as far as those who are seat- 
ed in the orchestra are concerned. 
Each of the triplicate showings oc- 
cupied eight minutes, but the acts had 
not been timed so as to have them 
finish together. Much of the effect 
that might be gained otherwise was 
lost. 

The La Dent Trio opened, followed 
by Neary and Miller who did one song 
and then made use of the balance of 
their eight minutes in hard shoe danc- 
ing. The first slice of the layer-cake 
had Lightning Hopper, cartoonist; 
Chester B. Johnston, cyclist and Frank 
and Edith Raymond, on the wire. The 
latter drew the up-stage position in 
this set. 

Between this and the next three, 
the Two Pucks were sandwiched. Con- 
sidering the few people who saw them, 
they did very well. But it was im- 
possible for them to put the act over 
in the usual manner. 

Then came Saona, impersonations; 
Juggling Jewels, and Artusa, hand 
balancer. In this case the balancer 
drew the up stage berth, with the 
Jewels working directly in front of 
him. He was practically out of the 
running. The Juggling Girls showed to 
great advantage holding the front of 
the stage, and spreading across the en- 
tire width. This used up ten of the 
numbers programmed, counting the 
overture. 

The eleventh was Luciana Lucca, he 
of the double voice. His position 
was practically "No. 2" on a reg- 
ular program, as things are arranged 
here. His work passed in very good 
shape. Following came first act that 
managed to rouse the audience even 
in the slightest from a lethargy that 
they seemed to bring into the house 
with them. The act was "When Caesar 
C's Her," with James and Sadie Leon- 
ard and Anderson. It was one of 
the real laugh producers of the even- 
ing. 

The next slated was Stuart Barnes. 
He managed to keep up the good work 
of getting the laughs and his close 



with "The Honorary Member of the 
Patsy Club" left them wanting alter 
he had done nineteen minutes. 

Then another laughing period fol- 
lowed when Tate's •Motoring" took 
the stage, and it actually seemed as 
though the show had struck its gait. 
Gene Green used but thirteen min- 
utes to do about half of his act fin- 
ishing with "Casey Jones." 

Closing the lirst part found Odiva 
in that position. If anything her act 
was the one that showed to the best 
advantage because of the large stage. 

The applause hits were all bunched 
in the second halt, started by the Far- 
rel-Taylor Trio, with Schichtler's Man- 
nikins next. The "dummy" act was 
the biggest hit of the show up to that 
time. 

But Maggie Cliine came along and 
she did just what she always does, 
finishing by doing a bit with her 
"company" (stage hands) which drew 
quite a bit of laughter. By the by, 
Maggie is no longer gray haired, it's 
red now. 

Billie B. Van and the Beaumont 
Sisters were next to closing and were 
the turn accorded the top honors of 
the evening by the audience. Van was 
the first one to make any allusion to 
the former policy of the house. It got 
a laugh. He followed his lead up by 
remarking that "Heinz, The Pickle 
Eater" was the last show to play there, 
it kept him very busy In the "prop" 
department. This was a go with the 
"wise ones." At the close in "one" the 
audience started to drift out, but the 
trio managed to hold them with a 
march song about "When the Clover 
Moon is Shining Down." 

Dunlap's Trained Horse, a very 
pretty "sight" act with a remarkably 
trained equine, closed the show. The 
pictures are thrown from behind the 
screen at this house. The result does 
not seem to be nearly as good as the 
usual method of projection. Fred. 



UNION SQUARE. 

Thanks to the hustle and bustle on 
the part of Manager Buck and his aud- 
itorium staff, the Union Square Mon- 
day "regulars" were provided with the 
usual show, notwithstanding that the 
stage hands had rushed to the Fifth 
Avenue. 

It was do something at once or close 
shop until the labor difficulty was set- 
tled, so the manager peeled off his 
coat, called to some of his trusty ush- 
ers and took command of the situa- 
tion behind the scenes. They worked 
like Trojans and things went along 
without a hitch. 

The show the first half of the week 
came up to reasonable expectations. 
The lecturer has jumped from the 
Philippines to the United States and 
his views of the picturesque north- 
west proved interesting. 

George Reeves, blackface monolog- 
ist, passed swimmingly, but could help 
by singing more. His voice shows 
possibilities. Some of his stock in 
trade bears a familiar label, yet the 
"small time" patrons laughed heartily. 

The Musical Forrests, with their 
banjo and xylophone duets, were ap- 
plauded and the Silveretts worked up 
some enthusiasm with their work on 
the Roman rings. Graham, LeMoyne 
and Co., in their blackface novelty 
act, pleased. Mark. 



HAMMERSTEIN rt VICTORIA. 

(EnU mated Cost of Show, $3,000.) 

With a new leader of a new orches- 
tra (A. Faeder — Geo. May at Manhat- 
tan) and the first part of this week's 
program at Hammerstein falling quite 
low in average entertainment, it was 
towards the next morning when the 
bill got its start. The orchestra was 
entitled to consideration for the early 
shows of the week. 

Of the first six turns, four were in 
"one," with three in a row. Twelve 
acts were on the program. The first 
two, though the entertainment started 
at eight, should have been "upstairs" 
instead of "downstairs." Adelaide 
Herrmann was "No. 3," In a new col- 
lection of illusions, with some magic. 
Mme. Hermann is resembling "Mother 
Goose" in costume. She is attempting 
to work quickly, giving the most at- 
tention to "disappearances." It's the 
right idea, but not in the "No. 3" 
spot at Hammerstein's. . Out of town 
on the small big time, or where the 
name of "Herrmann" is a box office 
attraction, the act should hold up the 
billing, if that funny red fire finish is 
changed. 

A couple of featured turns on the 
program did not loom up with any 
brilliancy. Marie Empress in a choice 
position ("No. 6") (New Acts) and 
"The Silhouette Girl" (second half 
(New Acts) were the ones. 

The first to gain recognition was 
Yvette, a young girl, who sings and 
plays the violin. She is a "discovery" 
from the Roof. Miss Yvette is a sort 
of condensed musical Tanguay. Pos- 
sessing an abundance of spirit, she 
interjects lively action of the head and 
body into her work, whether singing 
a ballad or making music. It 1b her 
main strength, for she is different 
through this. With a "rag" on the 
violin to close, the girl pulled down 
a big score for a simple single. She 
did that "violin-rag" as well as the 
man who first put it over on the stage. 

The sufferer in the first' half was 
James Harrigan, the tramp Juggler. 
In an ordinary bill, Mr. Harrigan's 
position would have been a good one 
(the first comedy act to show). But 
there was too much deadness early 
for a comedy turn to get over big. He 
opened up the way though for the 
comedy sketch, "When Pat Was 
King," played by Tom Nawn and Co. 
Marie Empress came In between. Mr. 
Nawn and his playlet closed the first 
half, leaving them laughing. 

Another with a tough spot to hold 
down was Chas. F. Semon, opening 
the second half. It's some time since 
Mr. demon appeared at Hammer- 
stein's. He did his customary, and 
for that matter, Mr. Harrigan had no 
complaint, excepting for "position." 

Lillian Shaw, in "No. 9," "cleaned 
up," wilh "The Silhouette Girl" step- 
ping in between here ami Laddie 
Cliff, another big hit, who would have 
been the "clean up" also, had he pro- 
ceeded Miss Shaw. 

The surprise of the show came with 
Coccia and Amato's "Slums of Paris," 
the "Apache* net. Closing the pro- 
gram at eleven o'clock, they lost not 
one of the wry nearly capacity audi- 
ence. It's ;ni a<|. 1 1 1 : 1 1 stands Well up 
with any. I : . < n the hest could not 
excel it, tor there's no "Apache" dan- 
cer* tte with the good looks of Minnie 
A ma to Nitnc. 



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VARIBTY 



AMERICAN. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, 90,230.) 

There are enough big names on the 
American program this week to make 
the bill sound good, but sounding and 
playing have oft been found the two 
extremes. This is one of the "ofts." 

The show starts not exactly slowly 
but rather fairly. It never leaves that 
fair thing until the audience is al- 
most too tired to believe there is any- 
thing better than fair. 

The drawback is a lack of comedy 
in the first half of the program. Cliff 
Gordon was "No. 10." Until then 
there hadn't been a real good laugh in 
the proceedings. Cliff woke them up 
a bit, and had them laughing. 

Mr. Gordon displayed rare good 
judgment in cutting his talk down 
several minutes, giving it just the way 
it should be in a long show, short and 
Quick. r 

Tim McMahon's "Pullman Porter 
Maids," and "The Watermelon Trust," 
were both in the first half, with only 
a number -or 'two separating. They 
should have been in different sections 
at least. "The Watermelon Trust" 
never started. There is no reason 
why it should do otherwise. The act 
has been seen about for a few years 
now. In all that time not even a song 
has been changed. 

"The Porter Maids" had their run- 
ning time shortened and passed 
through. Ned (Cork) Norton scored 
strongly with a Bert Williams' style 
of song. 

Juliet was shifted a long way down 
on the program. She put over a solid 
applause hit. The act remains as when 
last seen. * 

May Ward in the first half did nice- 
ly. May would have done better had 
the audience been in a better frame 
of mind when she came along. Any 
waking up May had to do herself. 
She looked very cute in a neat black 
suit of knickers. The Italian number 
at the finish is not particularly well 
done, but May gets. plenty of fun out 
of the free lunch. La Freya did sur- 
prisingly well. There were evidently 
a great number to whom the poslng- 
picture idea was a novelty and it went 
over strongly. Fred Rivenhall sang 
two songs. The closing number was 
worth while. 

"Scrooge" closed the first half, hold- 
ing attention from curtain to curtain. 
Tom Terriss was loudly applauded for 
his efforts and was forced to respond 
with a speech. The piece is exceeding- 
ly well done and splendidly produced, 
but it does do things to the action of 
a program. Josie and Willie Barrows 
opened after intermission. The pair 
could do a much better specialty. 

Charles Ross and Mable Fenton gave 
their "Just Like a Woman" sketch 
and it went just as well as ever. This 
is Miss Fenton's first appearance in 
New York in some time. She received 
an ovation. 

Ed. Estus opened the program. 
Brothers Carpattii and Ed. Foster and 
Dog scored early on the list. Karno's 
Company caught the laughs with the 
"Music Hall" piece. Fields and Coco 
were down to close. 

Charles A. Bigelow, Mizzi Hajos and 
Co., and Harold 1 (New Acts). 

Dash. 



ALHAMBRA. 

(Estimated Cost of Show $5,700.) 

The show at the Alhambra doesn't 
seem to get started, and the audience, 
usually demonstrative, was not easily 
aroused. Perhaps the Alhambra has 
grown "cold." 

The Russian Dancers are in their 
second week up town. This may 
have had something to do with it, but 
if the audience doesn't care for the 
dancers they can at least feel satis- 
fied that it was the means of bringing 
Julius Lenzberg back to the house. 
The orchestra leader conducts during 
the intermission with a spotlight 
thrown on him. 

Chall Sounders opened the pro- 
gram, amusing the stragglers with his 
rapid cartoon work. Saunders is one 
of the few cartoonists who wear well. 

La Vine Cimerom Trio followed, 
and didn't get along until half the act 
was over. The comedy didn't reach 
as it should although the acrobatics 
and dancing went through alright. Ow- 
ing to the layout of the bill they were 
forced to stall in "one" for four or 
five minutes. This didn't help. If 
they are called upon to do it often, 
it might be worth while fixing up 
something better. 

Clara Belle Jerome with her "Joy- 
iand" act filled in "No. 3." The act 
is a neat pretty little offering with a 
few good songs, well rendered and 
eight snappy little girls besides Miss 
Jerome who looks, dresses and sings 
well. The man in the turn is wrong 
with his talk. It is not new nor 
funny. The finish brought Clara 
Belle out in "one" for an extra bow. 
Ashley and Lee, "No. 4" (New Acts). 

Maclyn Arbuckle and Co. closed 
the first part with an amusing and 
pathetic incident which the house 
highly approved. Mr. Arbuckle is 
doing excellently himself, but deserves 
extra credit for not interfering with 
the really capital performance given 
by his company. Vaughn Trevor's Eng- 
lish butler is about the best thing 
seen in the acting line in vaudeville 
for many a day. It didn't take the 
itudience long to discover that. A 
couple of his exits received applause. 
Agnes Redmond, a cute "kiddie" also 
scored individually. Mr. Arbuckle has 
a real act for vaudeville which is 
quite a novelty for a legitimate actor 
in the varieties. 

The Dancers opened after the inter- 
mission. The house paid more at- 
tention to them than their perform- 
ance warrants. The act is working the 
same as in its opening week. The 
ballet has been retained. It is a long, 
drawn out tiresome thing. The dances 
which followed were better liked al- 
though there isn't much to them 
either. The "Salambo" closes with 
too much pantomime to follow the 
ballet, and gets about what it deserves 
—nothing. 

Ray Coy followed the Dancers — Ray 
was given a reception. They were 
sincerely glad to see her come and 
instead of the dancers putting a 
weight on her efforts, they boosted 
her along. 

Bedini and Arthur, cutting out the 
regular act and going right into the 
burlesque of the Russians, were a 
bis scream, sending the audience away 
happy. i) nsfl . 



COLONIAL. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $4,350.) 

The program at the Colonial this 
week gives real vaudeville. There Is 
a bit of everything that one could de- 
sire. It is an ideal variety perform- 
ance. 

The way the show is framed makes 
it a rattling good playing bill. Tues- 
day night the business was not ca- 
pacity, but the house was very com- 
fortably filled with an audience quite 
demonstrative in their appreciation. 

The first position went all to the 
dogs — that is, Al Rayno's Bull Ter- 
riers, a fine act for that spot. "No. 
2" were Inge and Farrell, a "sister" 
team above the ordinary. Both girls 
have pleasing personalities, and are 
clever * entertainers. At this house, 
where the audience is just about com- 
fortably seated when the second act 
comes on, they scored substantially 
on the strength of the "Kiss Me" song 
by the smaller of the two girls. 

Then came the Lorch Family, pre- 
senting a "Risley" act with a produc- 
tion. There are* 10 people, 3 ponies 
and a "donk" in the act, which has a 
pretty pantomimic opening for about 
2 minutes and then goes into full 
stage, the set being a bull ring. The 
act is as good a one of its kind that 
has been seen and was a hit of 
no mean description. They were fol- 
lowed by Hawthorne and Burt, who 
managed to keep the audience laugh- 
ing continuously. 

Closing the first part Julius Sttiger 
and his players presented "The Way 
to the Heart," a dramatic playlet and 
\ery pleasing. In Mr. Steger's sup- 
port C. W. Goodrich stands out par- 
ticularly. A series of character songs 
and dances were presented by Kalmar 
and Jessie Brown who opened after 
the intermission. 

Clarice Mayne was second in this 
part. She is assisted at the piano by 
J. W. Tate, who betrays that he is a 
comedian in a most pleasing .way. Miss 
Mayne has deserted the impersonation 
field and now confines herself solely 
to straight numbers. She sang four 
new numbers. For a final encore 
"I'm Longing for Some One," with 
which she captured New Yorkers two 
seasons ago, was given. Her present 
repertoire contains delightful little 
songs, only one with a slight sug- 
gestion of "blue" about it. 

Tate's "Motoring," next to closing, 
with the usual result, laughter. Bobby 
Pandur and Brother close the show 
with a display of physical develop- 
ment that held the audience in. 

Fred. 



DISAPPOINTMENT EXPENSIVE. 

San Francisco Dec. 1. 

The disappointment of Pavlowa at 
the first performance last week is said 
to have caused the receipts at the 
Valencia during the Russian dancers' 
engagement to fall below the guaran- 
tee, $18,000. 

Pavlowa and Mordkin return to 
play one matinee only, at the Columbia 
Dec. 4. 



Sunday shows may be given in New-, 
ark shortly. The Proctor manage- 
ment expects it. United contracts 
for Newark are now reserving the 
seventh day. 



MANHATTAN. 

Although a trio of Russian dancers 
graced the bill at the Manhattan this 
week, the program as a whole seemed 
some points behind those of the pre- 
vious entertainments. Billy Gane says 
it wasn't the fault of the acts but 
the rainy weather. 

Despite the whirling of the Raskin 
Trio (New Acts), the playing of Mi- 
chael Coscia (New Acts), the dancing 
of the McCarvers and the joking of 
Beache and May, there was a notice- 
able lack of enthusiasm. There was 
no illustrated song Monday evening 
and one act was apparently lost in the 
moving picture shuffle. 

The wild chariot ride in the film, 
"Phaedra," startled the audience for 
a minute, however. The sight of the 
wild waves served to remind the peo- 
ple of the cold rain outside the the- 
atre. 

The McCarvers, colored, worked 
hard. They waste a portion of the 
allotted time with poor comedy. The 
dancing of the man received the most 
attention. Mark. 



Lew Harvey is very sick at the King 
Edward Hotel. 



lien Itemo has replaced Robert Dou- 
ret in "The Shirkers." 

"Pictures'* started at the Majestic 
Johnstown, Pa., Monday. 



Dave Vine is now a member of 
"The Marathon Girls." 



Hatha way and Siegel are out of Ir- 
win's "Majesties." 



Mickey Curran and Co. will appear 
next week with "A Spaghetti Dinner" 
written by Sam Ehrlich. 



Pendleton Sisters,, formerly with 
"The Girl From Rector's," will short- 
ly enter vaudeville. 



Abe Attell and Leach Cross are to 
try vaudeville together under the di- 
rection of George S. O'Brien. 



Edgar Allen will reappear in "A 
Thief of the Night" under the new 
title of "Helen of Troy." 



Philip Mindll has taken J. M. Stan- 
ley, formerly assistant to Wells 
Hawkes, into his office. Harold Gil- 
more has been made office manager. 



De»e Wilson will join the "Merry 
Whirl" company as prima donna, re- 
placing Barry Melton when the show 
plays the Bronx. 



The Bootblack Quartet returned 
east this week after sixteen months on 
the Orpheum time. 



The Four Xorins are a possible 
diving act that is to flop to the Mor- 
ris side of the fence. 



The Lisetts, a new European nov- 
elty juggling act, arrived In New York 
last week. Wilshin & Sanders are 
looking after the placing on this side. 



The Russian Dancers are held over 
at the Alhambra this week, with 
Macklyn Arbuckle added to strengthen 
the show. 



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Carroll Schroeder, a young and good 
looking miss, is to appear as a "sin- 
tie" under the direction of Bill Lyk- 
ena of the Casey Agency. 



Al Von Tilzer makes his initial ap- 
pearance in vaudeville next week at 
Hammerstein's Victoria, booked by 
Jack Levy. Mr. Von Tilzer, who is 
at the head of the York Music Pub- 
lishing Co., will offer a pianolog. 



Hilly Huffer, formerly a member of 
the Orpheus Comedy Four, is at his 
home at 136 Elizabeth street, Chi- 
cago, recovering from a serious opera- 
tion which he underwent at the Lit- 
tlejohn Hospital several weeks ago. 



Henry B. Harris is to spend $15,- 
000 in remodeling the Hackett theatre 
after he takes possession of that house 
next spring. The boxes, lobby, stair- 
cases and other parts of the house 
are to be entirely rebuilt, according 
to plans filed. 



Cecil Lenox, a chorister with "The 
Trocaderos," was operated upon at a 
Louisville Hospital last week, remain- 
ing behind when the company left 
town. He will rejoin the troupe upon 
recovering. 

Mnynie CJehrue and Dancing Boys 
will open on the Morris Circuit Dec. 
12. Virginia Earl will appear as a 
"single" about the same time in the 
Morris houses. Geo. S. O'Brien places 
both acts. 



Stella Maylicw will leave "The 
Jolly Bachelors" in January if the 
show doesn't close then, and return 
to New York to rehearse for the new 
Fields' production at his Winter Gar- 
den. 



W. II. McKlfatrick filed the plans 
this week for I. H. Springer's Har- 
lem Auditorium, to be erected at 123d 
street and Seventh avenue at a cost 
of $300,000. It will be a seven- 
story building. 

W. J. Kelly in a new sketch play- 
ed the American last Saturday, filling 
in downstairs while Arnold Daly ap- 
peared at the night show on the roof. 
Freeman Bernstein is handling the 
Kelly sketch. 



The Avon Comedy Four appeared 
at the Majestic, Chicago, last week, 
receiving a very favorable report at 
that house. The act was also reported 
by eiror as at the Columbia, Cincin- 
nati. 



Sophie Patterson, with "The Par- 
isian Widows." was married at Wash- 
ington last week to Harry Artz, the 
electrician with the show. At Cincin- 
nati Charles Stanton and Freda Heinz, 
of the "Jardin De Paris" company, 
were wed. 



William T. Grover denies the re- 
port he has secured the Brighton 
Beach Music Hall for next summer. 
Mr. Grover says it is a possibility, 



but that nothing has been settled 

upon. The report connected Arthur 

Buckner with Mr. Grover as one of 
the two lessees. 



Ben Deelejr suffered a compound 
fracture of his left hand last Friday, 
which necessitated Jones and Deeley 
vacating two weeks of time until the 
man of mishaps recovers. The turn 
may then proceed over the Orpheum 
Circuit. 



Sophie I/Ciiunten for some time now 
l.as been looking after the bookings 
of the small time and club depart- 
ments of the William Morris Inc., of- 
fice, has been transferred to the Press 
Department, and has been replaced by 
Walter A. Downey. 



"Get Rich Quick Walliiigford" 

broke the house record for a single 
performance at the Gaiety, Thanks- 
giving night. The receipts were in 
excess of $1,500. The "Wallingford" 
company, headed by Ralph Stuart, will 
open in Chicago at the Olympic on 
Dec. 5. 

Hay Montgomery and the Healey Sis- 
ters, after playing for one year and 
a half in the west, returned to New 
York last week. They will play the 
remainder of the season in the east. 
An offer for Europe next summer has 
been made the act. 



Kdward Lang, the globe trotter and 
vaudeville promoter, arrived from Eu- 
rope last week, with a thousand for- 
eign novelties under his arm, so he 
says. Mr. Lang left the States as 
a member of a quartet. He has been 
away several years. 



Of the new acts at the American 
next week Arthur Forrest and Co. 
will appear in a sketch, "The Stolen 
Story"; the O'Connor Sisters are ap- 
pear ,? »g by themselves; Monroe and 
Mack play a travesty on "The Third 
Degree," and Zelaya is a pianist, also 
the son of a South American republic 
president. 



Samuel H Wallnck, formerly with 
Henry B. Harris, and Harry .1. Ever- 
all, husband of Emma Cams, have 
formed "The Ever-Wall Co.. Inc.." 
and will produce theatrical attrac- 
tions. Their first will be "When Sweet 
Sixteen." by Victor Herbert and 
George V. Hobart. It will be a K. & 
E. attraction. 



Harry Mock is the object of an In- 
dian's vengeance. It reads like a mov- 
ing picture, "chase" and all. A cou- 
ple of weeks ago, Mr. Mock in his ir- 
resistible manner, which suggests force 
without the display, induced an In- 
dian to leave Hammerstein's Victoria. 
Saturday last Harry received an anon- 
ymous letter. It called him every- 
thing an anonymous letter could. 
Monday a report was around the house 
that the Indian had shown up in the 
morning asking for the "pale face 
bum" who nad cast him forth. 



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AMERICAN (Win, Morris, Inc., mgr. and 
agent). —It required both announcement boards 
lo catalog the nineteen acts Monday after- 
noon. Then the pictures were left off. Count 
in the motion photographs, the overture and 
intermission music and the advertised "22 Act" 
bill Is totaled. Promptly at 1 ■>& Will Van 
Alien opened the show; it was 5:20 when the 
pictures went on. a ten-minute intermission 
netting three hours and a quarter of vaude- 
ville. The house was half full when the or- 
chestra was started. In half an hour the en- 
tire capacity was preempted. The audience 
was discriminating, and proving that it was 
largely intent upon seeing matters through, 
three-quarters of the audience remained for 
Austin iiros., slap-dash ecceutrlques, closing 
the show. The "ill-song " contribution, with 
Chas. King programed as the "act," was turn- 
ed into burlesque by the lantern man who 
mixed his medicine. Two conspicuous inci- 
dents relate to male "singles" ; Joe Welch 
made the big laughing and applause hit of 
the show, following fifteen acts, and Lee 
Kohlman gave the most filthy and repellant 
monolog the writer ever listened to in an 
audience which included women. When Count 
de Beaufort's nume was flashed, Will Dillon 
appeared, a shift in the schedule having been 
made. The Count switched positions with 
Dillon and when he came on, fourth after In- 
termission, he baffled the nerve specialists ; 
such self-assurance would be hard to match. 
He sang and skipped, but "Dob," his dog, sat 
still. When opportunity presented the Count 
talked about himself, cursed, and in a gen- 
eral way impressed his personality, such as It 
is, upon the audience. His great assurance 
won him hearty applause in large quantities. 
Conspicuously fine displays of acrobatic skill 
brought the Metzletti Troupe Into an unques- 
tionably deserved hit, closing the first half. 
Of the seven men and two women who com- 
prise the troupe there is a top-notcher and 
understands who work acrobatic marvels. 
The whole troupe combine In many clever for- 
mations and displays, but the double and 
triple turning top-mounter Is the star factor. 
Another unusually attractive number pre- 
sented Mason and Dart in a dandy combina- 
tion casting act and bar performance. Dully 
comedy Is turned through novel trickery and 
artful manner in which everything Is accom- 
plished make an Interlude of rare Interest. 
Cameron and Gaylor were an early hit. Fos- 
ter and Foster's piano was moved on, but not 
used ; nevertheless they made a fine showing 
in the laughs and applause. Dilly Dillon 
scored. Jack Ark's dlabolo work was a revela- 
tion. Kara's unsteadiness costs him several 
tricks, but he was appreciated and applauded 
for everything he missed or made. La Petite 
Mlgnon scored, and Care la's shadowgraphs 
were a hit. The singing girl In the Zlgeuner 
Quartet created a hit by her lonesome and 
the musicians gathered In another for them- 
selves. Economy of space precludes more ex- 
tended mention, but here Is the complete 
show as It ran : Will Van Allen, fair ; Chas. 
King, "ill songs" ; Jesse Droughton and Den- 
nis Crcedon, pleased ; Cameron and Gaylord, 
hit; Foster and Foster, excellent; Kara, great; 
La Petite Mlgnon, fine; Garcia, clever; Will 
Dillon, big ; Metzetti Troupe, great ; Jack 
Ark. expert; Count De Beaufort, curiosity; 
Kennedy and Rooney, hit; Lee Kohlmer, fe- 
male impersonator, ordered out of show after 
Monday ; Zlgeuner Quartet, great ; Joe Welsh, 
great ; Mason and Dart, great ; Bliss Duo, 
'clever dancers ; Austin Bros., excellent. 

WALT. 

MAJKSTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr. ; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit ).— The matinee audience w;is 
reported to have been up to the usual stand- 
ard; at night capacity business, nave in 
boxes and loges, testified to the strength of 
the bill. At 7 :.'M) Slegle and Mathers were 
concluding their offering with double banjo 
playing. Suren having opened the show with 
I'gerdcmaine. In third position Apdale's Ani- 
mals illustrated Just how entertaining an ani- 
mal act can be made by a trainer of ability. 
There are all sorts of animals, mixing In 
trick which amaze and amuse, and In every 
respect the number proved to be the best of 
iis class seen In Chicago in months. With a 
manner of putting over a song which is In- 
dividual with Klsp' Kay, she carried her pretty 
number to success, .loo Miller and Sam Wes- 
ton contributing mmiic harmony and a lot of 
good dancing. George Felix and the Barry Sis- 
ter-- were an early riot, the big noise being 
stirred up by Felix. His encore "bit" with 
the rug under the olio drop |s about the fun- 
niest pie.-e of originality that has been shown 
here The little Harrys bid fair to become as 
( 'ever a . their big sister. Lucy Monroe, the 
girl with the beautiful ryes, mobile face and 
expressive mouth In Harry Tlghc's act. Is 
fifty per cent, of the Inning: nevertheless 
when it came time for a bow the man took It 
alone. "An Kpls >dc of Thursday Night" is a 
classy affair and Tlghe scored personally as 
the dapper chap, but Mis* Monroe Is right 
there also, and here's credit to her. Bowers, 
Walters and Crooker were welcomed bark to 
vaudeville with a gusto, their ncrobatios and 
"<utting up" coring a noisy hit. Doc White 
(New Acts). Clayton White, Marie Stuart and 
Co., in "Cherle," scored the laughing hit of 
the night; from "she's a queen" to "your hat" 



White scored and Miss Stuart seconded, the 
total being the pleasantest half hour these 
audiences have spent with a "sketch" pair In 
eight months. Next to closing was an easy 
spot for Nellie Nichols. In style, dress, songs 
and impersonation she radiated class and made 
a bigger hit than any single woman recently 
on the Majestic's bill. Closing a long and 
splendid offering "Tales from Hoffman" was 
just the right Idea. The beauties of its score 
were safe with Helena Frederick, who dis- 
played her entrancing lyric tones to the edi- 
fication of nn audience which fairly drank In 
the delights which their opportunity afforded. 
With capable assistance from excellent sup- 
port, Miss Frederick added the cap-sheave of 
artistic achievement to a bill which will stand 
as a model of excellence In vaudeville booking 
and arrangement. WALT. 

STAB (Tom Carmody, mgr. ; agent. W. V. 
A.).— Those living out Milwaukee Avenue way 
had the good fortune this week to see one of 
the best bills the Star has carried In some 
time. And out Milwaukee Avenue way only a 
small percentage of the residents are aware of 
the existence of any theatre In town besides 
the Star, possibly excepting Schlndler's, a few 
blocks eist. They like comedy, the rough- 
house brand preferred, but comedy It must 
be and this week the man behind the book 
prescribed an adults dose. The opening spot 
fell to the Mullinl Sisters, a standard musical 
offering, well put over by two exceptionally 
clever and neat-appearing girls. Proper fa- 
cilities afforded the Mullinl Slaters au oppor- 
tunity to make a better showing than when 
reviewed at the Trevett a few weeks ago. Al- 
though the procession hadn't quite settled, 
enough were seated to put the stamp of ap- 
proval on the sisters. Ernie Ix)os, ably as- 
sisted by one of Billy Thompson's best little 
warblers who sang from a stage box, "plug- 
ged" two of Bemlck's latest with slides, feat- 
uring "Winter," a corking good song. The 
Langdons turned out to be one of the laugh- 
ing hits with their novelty. "A Night on the 
Boulevard." "Carrie" might be dropped from 
the opening medley, but aside from this the 
offering Is up to the minute. The pair fin- 
ished to a house full of applauders. Two other 
laughing hits were Touhcy and Touhey and 
George B. Fteno and Co. The Touhey turn la 
one of those rare treats In Irish seldom seen 
In vaudeville. Mr. Touhey knows the old- 
fashioned Irish character as only an Irishman 
can. There Is no buffoonery to his work, Just 
a glimpse of the real "Tad" with the pipes 
thrown In for good measure at the finish, not 
to mention a little reel by his partner that 
fills out the picture. Reno nnd his company 
simply "cleaned up." The laughs started at 
the curtain and continued throughout to the 
finish. CofTman and Carroll, working In black- 
face, about passed. It's fashionable nowadays 
to pull a burlesque "mellow-drama" when 
good material Is shy. CofTman and Carroll are 
fashionable. A little good talk would fit In 
well, for the woman can sing and her part- 
ner Is a corking good dancer. Dainty Josle 
Mclntyre came on next to last and found It an 
easy matter to convince, she had the goods. 
Dainty Josle has an abundance of personality 
and Injects a little life Into her work. This, 
together with a nifty routine and a niftier ap- 
pearance, sends her right up with the top- 
notch singles. The Carroll-Gillette Troupe of 
acrobats closed with some classy trlckB that 
provoked frequent outburts of applause. Tho 
tumbling by the understander, who Imper- 
sonated a female about as well as an acrobat 
would be expected to, |s well worthy of men- 
tion. WYNN. 



TRKVKTT (S. W. Qulnn. mgr.; agent. W. 
V. M A.). It's tough to lay out a good-look- 
ing show on paper, send It to the Trevett, pro- 
nounce it great, then go out nnd look on while 
the South Slders upset all calculations by 
handing the "free/or" to everything on the 
bill excepting the ten-minute Intermission. 
Nevertheless it's a weekly occurrence here. 
Monday arternoon was an off session, for Rich 
nrd Copley's orchestra managed to add n 
round of blue notes to each singing act. Adair 
and Dahn opened with a tight wire specialty, 
scoring easily. The prearranged fall mar the 
finish Is about the best corn* dy hit c»<r of- 
fered by a wire net and Is sure of n laugh. 
The man Is an excellent whe walker arid ca- 
pable of pulling the act through anywhere. 
Adalr and llnnney occupied spot "No. 2" with 
a rather drawn-out singing and talking affair. 
I erhaps under more favorable ejn urnsf atices 
they would look better. Moth make an ex- 
cellent appearance arid excepting f |,,, buries 
(pie hit, have a gaod routine Th,. Hrl looked 
as though she would have |i|<. ( | u, I. jr.. the 
orchestra leader at time*, |,,,t f|-i| h<d with 
out tryiriL'. Pi-p <• and !:■ ivn. with Hnir 
singing turn, were nn too ea-|v to g, i in their 
usual amount of good work. !,,if th," f ( . w pres- 
ent showed apnre. j.itjfin !■;• ,i wave of ap- 
plause. Her" is one <f ■ ,■;.;. ■vil|e , s best 



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WHO IS THE BOY COMEDIAN 

That is the most copied singer and dancor in vaudeville? 
That has made all his imitators look cheap? 
That has been playing U. B. O. Time three consecutive years? 
That has been engaged to star in a coming Broadway production? 
That has climbed to the top via his original ideas, personality and 
wonderful abllity^the restricted use of his own material? 

DON'T ALL SPEAK AT ONCE 



The Scenes." and could handle the comedy 
department of any bill. Violini and his violin 
opened the second section and went well. Vio- 
lini could change his routine to advantage by 
closing with the "rag." Torcat and Flor 
D'AUza, with their troupe of trained roosters, 
Just seemed to fit In right. The Frenchman's 
broken English for comedy couldn't be better- 
ed, and for this reason the turn Is funny as 
well as Interesting. The birds have been well 
trained and the act Is right up with the best 
of "dumb" turns. Rose Kavelle ofTered a few 
of Remlcks, assisted by a man who helped 
her from a box. Emll Subers, next to closing, 
bad things his own way and managed to force 
a laugh whenever things slowed up. Subers 
Is generally sure of his share of applause. 
The Piccolo Midgets closed with their acro- 
batic turn. WYNN. 



FRANKLIN (Earl J. Cox, agent).— Tommy 
Carroll; La Call and Oarnett; DeVere and 
Rotb; Joe Bannister and Co. 

FOLLY (John Fennesey, mgr\)— Miner's 
"Jardln de Paris Girls" provide a show which 
in every particular is a vast Improvement 
over most of the burlesque offerings denizens 
of the Folly have witnessed In the past several 
weeks. It has an advantage in comedy, rough 
and tumble though It be, its principals are 
more evenly clever and Its chorus more active 
than In most -preceding casea It is really 
the best singing show of the season; and as 
the frame up is replete with vocal opportuni- 
ties Mr. Miner has been wise in his genera- 
tion in choosing principals and chorus whose 
first qualification Is an ability to lift up their 
lungs forcefully and harmoniously. While the 
comedy methods are clean, when judged by 
standards the Miners have held to In past 
seasons, there 1b quite some business and dia- 
log and song dose to the edge. Abe Leavitt, 
as principal comedian, has close runners-up In 
Stanton and Stewart, Englishmen with Ameri- 
canized Ideas of humor; Qasper Giles and 
Charles Campbell. The other male principals, 
Einll Selz. Horace Bailey and Ralph Rlckus, 
are likewise actively on the comedy Job and 
the men, taken as a bunch, elicit a whole lot 
of fun, ranging from great to fair. Particu- 
larly good effects are produced by the men 
during the "Barbers Shop Chord" number. 
Again the males have practically to themselves 
two-quarters of an hour in which a burlesque 
baseball game of rare humor is negotiated, 
and again in a truly funny acting cartoon of 
a tough boxing bout. For these three inci- 
dents they are entitled to absolution for al- 
most any offense against good taste otherwise 
committed ; they built up the laughter value 
of the show to a height no other group of 
men, working practically alone, have attained 
this season. Helen Davis led the "Barber 
Shop" medley and contributed her full share 
to the reaM'les* activities by fast stepping and 
animation, while the chorus girls Intermixed 
and sang with contributing credit. Pretty 
numbers wore many, particularly the first act 
finale, led by Ruby Harris; and "Oriental," 
right at the close, with Marlon Campbell in 
front, and an Indian ensemble, also led by 
Miss Harris. The costuming runs between 
fair and good, never elaborate nor remarkably 
expensive. But the effect-* wen- pleasing and 
the women principals, the Misses Harris, 
Campbell, Davis. Aldah. Chrystie, Augusta 
Phelps and Helen Lawton, all changed fre- 
quently enough to keep pace with the general 
scheme of color and clothes. At some time 
practically every woman In the show got into 
tights, and as the chorus covering* run to 
briefness of full skin-fits Follyltes got what 



they came out to see. A novelty foe first- 
part finales brought Miss Davis out on roller 
skates to clog a bit, and wind up with an 
extra dash the early proceedings. This clever 
little stepper was the dancing feature and in 
the olio, in a "sister" turn better than the 
average, which had Miss Harris as the other 
half, Miss Davis put across an inning of fast 
and skillfully rounded stepping which de- 
serves special credit. The olio features had 
for a beginning three songs by Augusta Phelps 
which just barely passed; her style of work- 
ing being all out of accord with the require- 
ments of burlesque audiences. She has a fair 
voice but her "delsart" is poorly managed 
and entirely Ineffective. The real feature of 
the performance turned up In the "Minstrel 
Maids," second number in the specialty list 
and Just preceding recess. The setting was 

firetty, the costuming fine and the mlntrelsy 
dea entertainingly carried out. An oppor- 
tunity to make the effect more impressive has 
been lost In making the terrace too narrow in 
Us upper steps; the girls are crowded too 
closely together, and would present a more im- 
pressive show if they had more room to spread 
out and fill the framing of the stage picture 
they present. The individual class of the per- 
formance turned up la pnys.cal culture dis- 
plays by Cora Livingston and wrestling poses 
and holds demonstrated by Miss Livingston and 
an assistant. The plush drop of the minstrel 
Inning was called in to give tone to the cabinet 
act and a couple of prettily dressed girls, op- 
erating It, fulfilled the best traditions of show- 
manship. Campbell, Gles, Selz and Stewart, 
styling themselves the Broadway "Comedy" 
Quartet, spoiled what might have been a good 
act by the introduction, just as nine out of ten 
quartets do, of a lot of senseless "comedy" 
drivel. The boys can sing, but they don't 
"comic" much; especially as the same sort 
of rough-housing runs largely through other 
sections of the show. Abe Leavitt and Marlon 
Campbell came across with a really bright 
and snappy song and talk Interlude, partly 
borrowed and partly home-made, but always 
skilfully advanced, as the closing factor In 
the olio. WALT. 



STAR AND GARTER (Wm. Beebe,- mgr )— 
Charley Robinson's "Cruso Girls" were up 
against a combination of circumstances Sun- 
day night which militated against an entirely 
favorable impression of the performance. In 
the first place there have been a succession of 
four remarkably fine burlesque shows Immedi- 
ately preceding them and after the first part 
had ended reasons for unfavorable compari- 
sons multiplied. Let it be said at the outset 
that In the Item of costuming the show Is 
perhaps the best equipped organization seen 
at this theatre since the season began. In 
the matter of expense, novelty of design, rich- 
ness of color and beauty In effects the ward- 
robe is a succession of optical delights The 
first part Is witty in book If not overly un- 
common In construction; the action Is fast and 
the laughs are obtained by legitimate means 
Robinson and Matt Woodward have collab- 
orated with excellent result and Robinson, in- 
dividually, stands out like a cameo among 
tramp comedians. Turning to the olio, which 
opened after intermission, it Is not, even with 
the addition of Harry Watson and the Watson 
Hutchins and Edwards title. In line with spe- 




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HEALY PETRIE HANNON JOHN80N 

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With Rice & Cady's "Beauty Trust" 



clalty features which have been shown here 
for the past month or more. Joe Allen and 
George Clark opened with a musical turn fash- 
ioned along old school lines and executed In 



swapped for many laughs. Lew Palmer 
brought nothing new Into his Juggling turn 
and did not come clean with any single rou- 
tine, he miBsed so often that It was distress- 
ing. "Schmultz's Night Out" had Harry 
Watson's sure-fire comedy to sustain and Ada 
Abbot's cleverness, both as an actress and 
specialist, to embellish It. Nevertheless it was 
an ill advised selection for a strengthening 
feature, as the interlude amounted to little 
more than a burlesque bit enlarged upon for 
vaudeville purposes. The "turkey carving," 
the theme of the sketch, and the ordering of 
an extravagant meal at the expense of the 
"come on" are so familiar in Burlesque that 
the scene smacked strongly of a regular Inci- 
dent In the program. Direct conflict with a 
"meal ordering" Incident in the afterpiece 
took away the entire effect of a scene at the 
table which Robinson had with Miss Emerson. 
Watson personally scored his accustomed hit, 
using his accustomed methods; proceedings 
were stopped until he returned to bow after 
four Introductions had been played for Ida 
Emerson and Harry Hills. The singing and 
talking contributed by these regulars were not 
equal to the occasion and they retired grace- 
fully in favor of the burlesque, without being 
recalled. While the burlesque itself does not 
equal Robinson and Woodward's first part 
book it was early discerned that something 
more than material was wrong with affairs. 
Robinson played a "Jew" in practically the 
same make-up and manner which had served 
him for a tramp; his dialect was the principal 
distinction, and at tlme9 he even fell away 
from that. He worked to vastly more laughter 
in the early scene; but found the task of one 
man entertainment too exacting. He is a good 
comedian and as hard a worker as any man 
In burlesque; but was practically "up against" 
himself in the burlesque and found himself 
hard to follow. The numbers, which had pre- 
viously gone splendidly, began to pass away 
as soon as they had begun in the last half; the 
standard of beautiful costuming, the activity 
of the girls and the efforts of the leaders not- 
withstanding. Here again the effect Is di- 
rectly traceable to the same cause as the 
downfall of the comedy— too much expected of 
one person. Of the total numbers in the show 
Ida Emerson has two by herself and one each 
with Robinson and Hills; during the rest of 
the time May Belle Is the only girl to the 
fore. Dashing, petite and sincere she certain- 
ly is, but It is hard to believe that there Is 
any one woman In burlesque who could lead 
five numbers all by herself and not become too 
frequently on the Job. In Ihe opener she 
received Just as much encouragement from 
the audience as 90 per cent, of her confreres 
ever do; but for her two numbers In the bur- 
lesque there was scant appreciation shown. 
It was regrettable that the girls were not 
returned oftener, for their last half costum- 
ing was, if posible, more attractive than in the 
opener. Miss Emerson wore beautiful gowns 
beautifully, but did not seem to be In her 
usual good voice. But she nevertheless, with 
Robinson, planted "Yum Yum Tree" In new 
soil and decked It with fresh foliage, the pair 
easily cleaning up the hit of the show. The 
"rubber neck wagon" finale was a novelty and 
scored its merited success; the special effort 
at costuming being shown even here when 
nifty bonnets were supplied for the traveling 
girls wltfj cravenette coats. Another sightly 
feature was Introduced In the "disrobing" girls 
back of May Belle In the burlesque Well 
equipped scenlcally, provided with good books 
pretty girls, costuming which Is In every re- 



as a real show should be, it is a matter of 
regret that Robinson has not taken on at least 
one subaltern for himself and a girl of the 
class and style of Miss Bell to divide with 
her, competently, the responsibility of carry- 
ing the beautiful numbers to the success they 
deserve and to which she contributes in so far 
as any one girl could. WALT. 

The Casino, formerly Sid Euson's Theatre, 
was opened Thanksgiving afternoon for "three 
a day" 10-20 vaudeville. Hurtlg & Seamon 
have the lease of the house, and Maurice 
Schlessiuger Is managing It. The theatre has 
been greatly improved, and presents a vastly 
changed appearance from its burlesque days. 
Without opening the gallery, which has not 
yet been used, there Is a capacity of 1,100. 
Six acts are booked for the W. V. A. by Chas. 
Crowl, who Is the Gus Sun representative in 
the Association;- but Mr. Crowl declares that 
"Sun Time" will not have any bearing on 
the Casino clockB. There Is a four-piece or- 
chestra and shows play a full week. Thus 
far, with Thanksgiving and Sunday included, 
business has been excellent, but it will take a 
couple of weeks to prove that "pop" vaude- 
ville can draw in the vicinity of which the 
Casino Is the center. 



Juanlta, a pretty girl who "leaps the gap" 
on a bicycle, made a bad landing during her 
performance at the First Regiment Armory 
Thanksgiving Eve and as a result is at the 
Hotel Grant suffering from three fractures of 
her foreleg. 

Irving Cooper came In from New York in 
time to see the "22 Act" start at the Music 
Hall. Murray Feil was also here for the big 
event. Coopers chief mission in Chicago is 
to book the several acts which he represents, 
and he made a flying start with the mauagers 
who book through Jim Matthews 



>, T „h ^ al i ,g ev £ nt . of Chicago's year Is at 
hand— the Live Sttck Show is on at the 
Stock Yards. Theatres enjoy their biggest 
week because of the thousands attracted from 
ull over the central West. 

M ' T A he D T t mpta . t, ^ n _'." a D la r written by Mrs. 
MA. Rolfe, of Chicago, will be given a spe- 
cial performance next Sunday night at the 
L«yric. 



Osculation week at the Crown and Bijou; 
The Soul Kiss" and "Sapho," respectively. 

Guy Bates Post Is on at McVlcker's for two 
weeks of "The Nigger." 

"The Commuters." with Edna Aug a salient 

J r t h ° n S! 1( ' 8 nt P £ wers - " The Spendthrift." 
at the Chicago; "The Deep Purple," at the 
Princess ; "The City," at the Grand, and 

X?« " u E1 i 0t .V at r\ Lyr,c - constitutes the 
oeal distribution of the more or less heavy 
drammer." The grand opera season 

progresses at the Auditorium. season 

wr C J!?«n t0n -| Wh K ,te ' , f °. r W . h ° m tDe P ,eC0 ™ 

written, will be closing his week at the Ma- 
jestic when "Get Rich Quick Walllngford" 

Sunday ni a ht eXPeCt6d rU ° St the 01ym P ,c next 



When answering advertitentenf kindly mention YAM1MTT. 



Vaudeville at the Savoy Cafe Is now 
booked by Eddie Shayne. His first specimen 
«i.? nt oT t f ,nmei U ,ncIuded Edith Haney, Ben- 
S-hJL S I 8ter8 / Co i; a Thomas, Nettle Fields, 
Three American Comlques. and Stewart, Ray- 
mond and Baker. Marcel Prodon, who for- 
merly superintended the Saratoga Cafe. Is 
manager of the Savoy. 



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THIS WEEK 

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NEW YORK 



WARNING 

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Will Dillon, 

Care William Morns' Office. NEW YORK 



Blake's monkey, "Happy Houllgan," died 
in Detroit last week as a result of lnqulsi- 
tlveneas. He saw the stage hands handling a 
mixture which contained prussic acid, and 
when they set the can containing It on the 
floor Mr. Monkey delved in and ate his fill 
before he could be molested. 



Edward Shayne booked Paul's Juggling 
Girls and the McGlnnls Bros., who opened for 
the rest of the season with Jack Singer's 
"Serenaders." Shayne has also placed Arthur 
Dunn and Lulu Glazer for the first half of 
next week at the Kedzle. here ; and Earl 
Flynn and Nettie McLaughlin for "The Beh- 
man Show," opening In Detroit. 

Last Monday Robert T. Haines replaced 
Edmund Breese in "The Aviator" at the Chi- 
cago Opera House, and Chrlstene Norman's 
part in "The Aviator," at the Olympic, was 
taken by Edna Baker. 

"Marriage a la Carte," a musical comedy 
intended to exploit Emmy Wehlen, a Viennese 
beauty, will be produced by Geo. C. Tyler at 
the Grand when "The City" wends Its way. 



M. J. Karger, who formerly managed a 
Des Moines vaudeville theatre, Is the manager 
of the Oak, a newly-built "10-20," on the 
northwest side, which opened Thanksgiving 
Day with Morris' bookings. 

The Vanls, an act made up from a com- 
bination of the Nevarros and Borranls, four 
people formerly circus performers, has been 
booked for forty weeks of Orpheum time by 
Martin Beck. The act was touted by Dave 
Beechler when it was produced in Evansville 
some weeks ago. 

Secretaries for the various fair associations 
in the Middle West met at the La Salle 
Hotel last Monday and arranged a schedule of 
non-conflicting dates for next year. 

APOLLO (Robert Levy, mgr. ; agent, Frank 
Q. Doyle).— "The Eagle and the Girl," Nick 
Santaro and Co., Rusticana Trio, De Cotret 
and Rego, Iolene Sisters. 

ARCHER (Henry Schoensteadt, mgr.; agent, 
Frank Q. Doyle).— "The Benediction," Van 
Kathoven Four, George Pork Chops Evers, 
Prentice Troupe, Joe Murphy and his Ken- 
tucky Belles. 

CRYSTAL (Frank Schaefer, mgr.; agent. 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Jimmy Callahan, Fiske and 
McDonough, Harry and Kate Jackson, Al 
Weston and Irene Young, W. J. Langer. 

WILSON AV. (Jones, Linlck ft Schaefer, 
mgrs. ; agent, F. Q. Doyle).— Borsine Troupe, 
Harry D eaves and Co., Fitzgerald and Odell, 
Dorathy Lamb and Co., Little Lord Roberts. 

WILLARD (Jones, Linlck ft Schaefer, mgrs.; 
agent. Frank Q. Doyle).— Blakes Comedy Cir- 
cus, Willard's Temple of Music, Francell and 
Lewis, McKlnnon and Schoaff, Hlnes Kimball 
Troupe. 

LYCEUM (Fred Linlck, mgr.; agent, Frank 
Q. Doyle).— Lorrettas Models. Wllmott Sisters 
and Grahme. Paul Wagner, Kramer and Wil- 
lard. 

GARFIELD (Robert Wassmann, mgr.; agent. 
Frank Q. Doyle).— "Joe's Vacation" Co.. Three 
Kelcey Sisters, Eddie Gilmore, Barr and 
Evans. 

VIRGINIA (J. V. Rltchey, mgr.; agent. 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Slg Valenos Band, Ruf and 
Cuslck, Ethel McDonald, Wilson and Wash- 
burne, Roy Mapes. 



PREMIER (Chas. Schaefer, mgr.; agent, 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Crowell and Gardner, Ruth 
French, Williams and Gould, Lee Williams, 
Hazel Lynch, Jerome and Lewis, George Bram- 
well, LeKoy and Loftus. 

BIJOU DREAM (Sigmund Faller, mgr.; 
agent, Frank Q. Doyle).— Black and Tan, Dan 
E. Diehl, Morton and Kahn, Julia Hanson, 
Zeno and Zoa, Jack Bell, Emerson ft Vanhorn. 

GEM (Chas. Schaefer, mgr.; agent, Frank Q. 
Doyle).— Howard and Russell, The Ammans, 
Charlotte Duncan, Roberts and Brooks, Clark 
Duncan, Jim Myre. 

FOREST PARK (C. E. Barnard, mgr.; agent, 
Frank Q. Doyle).— The Claris, Bates and An- 
derson, George L. Kosure, The Mlllmans. 

ESSEX (Bilharz ft Lewis, mgrs.; agent, 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Cumby and Wilson, Casad 
and DeVerne, Crofft and Myrtle. 

LYDA (Geo. Hines, mgr.; agent, W. V. M. 
A.).— Mareeno, Navarro and Mareeno. Geo. 
and Winnie Heunings, Maurice Burkhardt, 
Mintz and Palmer, Pope and Uno, Four Keens, 
Bouton and Tllson, Al Lawrence, Sam Bar- 
rington, Marion Twins, Wold and Zadello. 

ARCH (Geo. L. Brown, mgr.; agent, W. V. 
M. A.).— Dwyer and Dwyer, Blanche Irwin, 
Sawyer and Dellna, Meredith and Dog, Anita 
Link, Frank and True Rice, Monahan and 
Monahan. 

ACADEMY (Frank Raymond, mgr.; agent, 
W. V. M. A.).— Sallna's Lions, Espy Trio, Les- 
lies Burns, Vance Bros., Llppman and Lewis, 
Three Graces, Edith Temple. 

CASINO (Schlessenger Bros., mgrs.; agent, 
W. V. M. A.).— Ona. Closby and Kinkie. Stew- 
art and Earl. Bond and Morse, Florence 
Troupe, Eva Fay. 

COLUMBIA (Leon Grieves, mgr.; agent, W. 
V. M. A.).— Anita Llnx, Ezcella and Franks, 
Petram's circus, J V. Gibson, Three Dlerlcks 
Bros., Dwyer an1 Dwyer, Llndy Lee. 

ASHLAND (C. '; Weldner, mgr.; agent, W. 
V. M. A.).— P uicn and Tllson, Sam Barrln- 
ton. Simon, K >n and Adams, Wolf and Za- 
dello (first half;. 

SCHINDLER'S (L. Schlndler, mgr.; agent, 
W. V. M. A.).— Ward and Weber, Williams, 
Thompson and Co.. "Marguerita at Ellis 
Island," Braham's Phantographs (first half). 

PLAZA (Fred Hartman, mgr.; agent, W. V. 
M. A.).— Rex Circus, Oracle Emmett and Co., 
Four Regals, Kate Weston, Paul Klelst (first 
half). 

SOUTH CHICAGO (Harry Wilson, mgr.; 
agent, W. V. M. A.).— Will J. OHearne and 
Co., Allen and Cormlere, Hampton and Bas- 
sett, Chas. Conway, the Lelands (first half). 

KEDZIE (W. M. Malcolm, mgr.; agent. W. 
V. M. A.).— Mayme Remington and Picks, Del- 
more and Lee, Leroy and Clayton, The Mar- 
riott Twins, Olive Briscoe (first half). 

GRAND (Geo. LeVee, mgr.; agent, W. V. 
M. A.).— Four Keens, "Fire Eater," Coy De 
Trlckey, Welch and Beckman, The Bramlnos. 

JULIAN (J. G. Conderman, mgr.; agent, 
William Morris).— Joe Choynski and Co, fea- 
ture, the ex-pugilist now showing himself as 
an actor for the first time In Chicago vaude- 
ville; Isbkawa Japs, Virginia Grant, Barclay 
and Morris, and Coleman. 

LINDEN (C. M Hatch, mgr.; agent, Wil- 
liam Morris).— Bert Earl; Burton and Shea; 
Matthews and Matthews; Julian and Dyer; 
Busse's Dogs; Kingston and Thomas; Glen- 
dower and Mannlon; Pearl and Pearl; Carletta. 
and Lawrence Harvey. 

CLARK (Joe Grain, mgr.; agent, William 
Morris).— Gardner and Stoddard; Caesar Rivoll; 
Morris and Kremer, Carletta; Kronemann 
Bros.; Burton and Shea; Walter James; Dar- 
win, Karr and Co. 

THIRTY-FIRST STREET (Ed Lang, agent). 
—The Obermans; Costello and Le Croix; Har- 
old Yates: Ruth Garnold, Knight, Ransom and 
Co.; the Kinsners; Weston's Japs, and John- 
son's Dogs. 

HAMLIN AVE. (Paul Goudron. agent).— 
Anna Eva Fay; Diamond Comedy Four; Em- 
met and Devolx; Geo. W. Day; Cordua and 
Maude; Haverly and Well; others. 

OAK (M. J. Karger, mgr.; agent, Wm. Mor- 
ris).— Onetta; Pearl and Pearl; Adelaide Kelne 
and Co.; Walter James; La Velio and Grant; 
Clayton and Drew's Players; Nell McKinlry; 
Morris and Kremer; Julian and Dyer. 



SAN FRANCISCO 

By LESTER FOUNTAIN. 

VARIETY Office. 90S Market St. 
(By Wire.) 
ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct).— A very fair layout nt the Orpheum 
this week. Andree'a "Studies in Porcelain" 
opened,' doing little. Callahan and St. George 
were thoroughly enjoyed. Temple Quartet 
parsed through. William Farnum and Co. 
field interest, scoring through clever acting. 
Meredith Sisters secured big results. Scenic 
and costume changes do much for the act. Six 
Musical Cutts landed quickly, although encore 
spol'ed what would have been a big applause 
finish. Radle Furman was In an exceptionally 
tough spot. Found favor immediately and 
scored big. The Duffin-Redcay Troupe, effect- 
ive closing number. 



NATIONAL (Sid Grauman. mgr.). -Mediocre 
bill at the National. Gurcinettl Bros., gym- 
nasts, well received. Mc.N'amee started well, 
but turned over at the finish. John Dillon 
landed nicely. Needs a stronger finish. Min- 
strel Four liberally appreciated. Should cut 
the talk considerable. Galgano, harpist, fair. 
Chas. Waynn and Co. started nicely, but the 
act began to drag toward the finish. Flo Ad- 
ier, with two "kids" in the audience, pulled 
out a big applause hit. Johnson, Davenport 
and Lodella closed the show. 

CHUTES (Ed. Levey, mgr.; agent, Pan- 
tages direct).— Good program. Giudo Glldlni 
well received. Hamilton Bros., strong laugh 
winners. Roberts and Roberts well received. 
Bigelow's Merry Youngsters landed solid. Finn 
and Gord hard effective workers. Edward 
Emery and Co., finished weuk. Buford Ben- 
nett scored substantially. Baader l^avelle 
Trio, good comedian, great asset to the act. 

WIGWAM (Sam Harris, mgr.).— De Witt 
Young and Sister well rewarded. Cox and 
Farley, with a poor finish that takes away 
from the opening. Joseph Ketler and Co. 
pleased. T. Nelson Downs hurts his specialty 
by doing too much. Orletta and Taylor well 
received. Scott and Wilson started great and 
finished fine. 



GARRICK (Sam Loverlch, mgr. ; musical 
comedy).— Max Dill Co. 

ALCAZAR (Belasco ft Mayer, mgrs.; 
Stock).— "The Dollar Mark." 



Eugene Case, a former usher at the Chutes, 
was sentenced to ninety days in the county 
Jail, 21, on a charge of disturbing the peace. 
Case, together with a companion, was ar- 
rested for showing obscene pictures to a couple 
of young girls. 

The American, with burlesque afterpieces 
and pick-up acts, is playing to good business. 
Business at the Wigwam has been falling off 
for some time. Manager Harris Is consider- 
ing eliminating "booking night." 



The Betyette Trio open on the Orpheum 
Circuit at Ogden Dec. 4. The "Blue Mouse," 
which opened Vi at the Princess to $1,400 on 
the day, took a drop Monday night to $200. 
Legitimate attractions have of late been doing 
a very light business. 



COLUMBIA (Gottlob ft Marx. mgr. ; direc- 
tion K. ft E.).— Lillian Russell, "In Search 
for a Sinner." 

SAVOY (F. W. Busey. mgr.; direction John 
Corn.— "The Kissing Girl." 

PRINCESS (Sam Loverlch, mgr. ; direction 
John Cort).— "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage 
Patch." 



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KEITH'S (Harry E. Gustin, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.).— Lots of laughs this week. Fannie 
Ward got laughs; Onalp, liked; Harry Will- 
iams and Jean Schwartz, repeated encores; 
Harry Tsuada, equilibrist, too good to open, 
pleased; Musical Johnsons, well liked; "Koun- 
try Kids," passable, needs rehearsing; Jolly 
and Wild Co., very pleasing; Camllle Trio, 
good; pictures. 

ORPHEUM (L. M Boas, mgr..; agent. Loew). 
—Maude Delora; Doralnne Sisters; Elden Clif- 
ton ft Co.; W. A. Porter; Deltorelll ft Gllssan- 
do; Walters ft Frank; Spolgel & Dunn; The 
Four La Gardes; Alfreda ft Pearl; Gene Ryan; 
The Plollls; Herbert Brooks; Gilmore ft Castle; 
The Operator; Dora Pcllctier; Fox ft Foxey 
Circus; pictures. 

HOWARD (Jay Hunt, mgr.; agent, Ed. 
Kelley).— "Moulin Rouge." House Hill, Det- 
marr Troupe; Tenakas; Annie Morris; Reed 
& Smith; Epps ft Loretta; Kola Bros.; pic- 
tures. 

BOWDOIN SQUARE (J. E Commerford. 
mgr.; agent, National).— McCauley ft Donnelly; 
Christys; Ford Sisters; Ginger Girls; Larry 
Stafford; Billy Slack; Steele Company; Carr ft 
Archer; Virginia Huber; Corbett ft Forrester; 
Saronsky; pictures. 

CASINO (Charles Waldron, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— "Vanity Fair." 

GAIETY (Geo. Batcheller, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— "Big Show." 

COLUMBIA (Harry Farren, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— "The Wise Guy." 

HUB (Joe Mack, mgr.; agent, Fred Mardo). 
—The McCallams; Frederick ft "Don"; Benos; 
Coplan ft Llse; Crawford ft Patterson; pictures. 

PALACE (I. M. Mosher, mgr.; agent, Na- 
tional).— Bessie Overton & Co.; Bovals; Cur- 
tln ft Wilson; Hanson ft Drew; Musical Fests; 
Butler ft Lamar; Edna Cheers; Four Sulll- 
vane; Henderson; Lillian Burdcll; Musical Del 
Warnos; Harry Mantell; Gardner; West & 
Sunshine; pictures. 

BRACON (Jacob Lourle. mgr.; arent. Na- 
tional).— Throe Delmars; Saronskl; Coleman ft 
Murton: The Marshalls; Hardon ft Wrlghtman ; 



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PASTIME (Mr. Murphy, mgr. ; agent, Na- 
tional).— William Baura; Melville & O'Nell; 
Dubois; Iva Donnette; pictures. 

OLYMPIA— SOUTH BOSTON (Frank Wood- 
ward, mgr.; agent. National).— Billy Fay; Ray 
Carr; Count La Ousta; pictures. 

SUPREME— JAMAICA PLAIN (John Levey, 
mgr.; agent. National).— Ethel Nason; C. E. 
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mgr.; agent, Jeff Davis).— Fox & DeMay; Ed- 
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bury, mgr.; agent, Jeff Davis).— Wesley Nor- 
rls; Virginia Huber; Harry Clinton Sawyer; 
Chas. O'Boyle; pictures. 

POTTER HALL (B. E. Jones, mgr.; agent., 
Jeff Davis).— Eddie Leslie; Phil Morton; pic- 
tures. 

UNIQUE (H. Washburn, mgr.; agent, Jeff 
Davis).— Arthur Pippin; Harry Wilson; Billy 
Seott; pictures. 

OLD SOUTH (Frank L. Browne, mgr.; agent, 
C. B. O.).— Ingalls, Duffield & Ingalls; Thomp- 
son & Carter; Morrl*sey & Shea; Robert Mlllo; 
Alice Melvln; Sheridan; Tommey Coburn; pic- 
tures. 

WASHINGTON (Frank L. Browne, mgr.; 
agent, C. B. O.).— Paul Azard Trio; Raymond 
Moore; Kelley & Boyd; Fox & Blondln; Walter 
Flemmlng; George Schreck; Jim Hennessey; 
Agnes Marsh; pictures. 

GORDON'S-CHELSEA (Gordon Bros., mgrB.; 
agent, Sheedy).— Claude Shandon & Co.; Lat- 
tele Bros.; Duffy Sawtelle; Musical Stoddard; 
Mabelle Carew; Chester Kingston; Moran & 
Moran; Smith O'Brien; Zeb Zarrow Trio; 
pictures. 

Louis M. Boas, manager of Loew's Orpheum. 
has gone away from here. Owing to pressure 
of business at the three Fall River theatres 
under his direction, he has been relieved of the 
management. Victor J. Morris, formerly of 
Loew's Elizabeth (N. J.) Theatre, took charge, 
2S. A. L. I>azarus, assistant manager under 
Mr. Boas, will remain with Mr. Morris. 



The small time house is going to invade the 
summer home of President Taft at Beverly. 
Contracts for t lie construction of the house 
are being drawn and will be ready In a few 
weeks. The plans contemplate a remodeling of 
the Hutman block on Cabot Street, near Frank- 
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sidewalk. If you do. the police "boogyman" 
will catch you and will put you In the coop. 
If you haven't the necessary cash to furnish 
ball for yourself, you will be kept In the 
dungeon all night, no matter If you are 
needed at the theatre. Last week a ehorusman 
playing In the "Chocolate Soldier," "got his" 
because lie forgot. Leonard R. Acker, who 
conies from Halifax, and Is said to own a chain 
of theatres there and to control another bunch 
that reaches Into the States, was arrested Mon- 
day for the violation. He wanted to pay his 
fine on the street to the officer that arrested 
him. Nothing doing. He paid $12 In court. 



The Theatre Comlque, Lynn, will Inaugurate 
a new feature. It will play eight acts each 
week on full time, but divide the work so th.it 
three hIiows a day will be given, with differ- 
ent acts In each show. Fred Mardo does the 
booking. 



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In Boston, despite the fact that a real per- 
formance Is prohibited. If an actor dared to 
put on costume or "wlgglod" a foot— right In 
the lock-up— and the lights would go out. Yet 
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By George M. Young. 

KEITH'S (H. T. Jordan, mgr. ; agent, II. 
IF. (). ). There is not a poor act on this week's 
bill, the nine hitting a pretty high average 
with \\\ 11. Thompson and his new sketch 
"The Old Flute Player" (New Acts), standing 
out as the principal feature. Another sketch 
on the bill is "The Little Sunbeam," a cork- 
ing go:>d farce presented by Mrs. Gardner 
Crane nnd Co. This playlet Is replete with 
laugh-wlnning lines and situations. the 
scramble of the portly Mrs. Crane into the 
sleeping berth keeping the house in an up- 
rnad. Mrs. Crane lias excellent support. 
Frank Fogarty made a hit with his Irish 
stories and songs. There are several with a 
little more point to them than is usual at 
Keiths, but Fogarty handles them with Just 
the right flavor and they went over right. Itcs- 
sle Wynn. pretty and Just as dainty In her 
work, wearing some ravlshingly beautiful cos- 
tumes and with one or two new songs, won 
new laurels after a long absence. There was 
plenty of appliusc. a couple of huge bouquets 
and a demand for "Oo-Oo-Oo" for the little 
singer Monday. Chasslno, the shadowgraphlst, 
won strong favor. Chasslno has worked out a 
series of new subjects which he shows through 
(lever inanlpulat -n of fingers and toes, secur- 
ing some remarkable results on the screen. 
Lcs Cadet x I >e (Iisiogiie arc a quartet of 
operatic vocalists with pleasing voices. They 
follow a heavily worked routine of numbers 
which might be freshened up to their benefit. 
"The Monarehs of Melody" repeated the hit 
scored on their last visit. This Is another of 
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Monday, but sent his songs over with good re- 
sults and the trio at the pianos won their 
share of the honors. This Is a good act now 
and ought to improve steadily. L)e Velde and 
Zelda offered a very showy gymnastic and bal- 
ancing act for the opener. It is a nicely 
dressed number and the two work through 
without much stalling, getting a lot out of 
their tricks. The Patty Frank Troupe held 
down the closing position In splendid style. 
The three and four high figures stand out for 
special mention, the entire routine of tricks 
rounding out a very strong acrobatic number. 
The new moving pictures continue to draw 
attention. 

HIJOU (Joseph Dougherty, mgr.; agent, U. 
H. O.).— Seven acts, with pictures at both 
ends and breaking Into the running show 
twice, made up an unusually strong bill this 
week. "The Raven's Nest" was one of the 
featured acts. The presentation consists main- 
ly of James Van Leer and Harry lister, two 
well known comedians, surrounded by a chorus 
of eight lively ponies and four others. The 
act Is an old burlesque piece which has been 
used for years, consisting of two tramps mas- 
querading as females at a girl's seminary. All 
the comedy is supplied by Van Leer and lis- 
ter and It drew plenty of laughter. One or 
two numbers for the girls and a hurrah finish 
helps some. Leslie Marlon has the school- 
marm role and Ed Sprlnler does some step- 
ping In front of the girls. The others are 
Pearl Mak Veil, who does little of import- 
ance except lead the final number, and Dave 
Marshall. In a "cissy" role, who does not be- 
long In the act at all. The piece runs rather 
long. It could be cut almost in half, leaving 
It all for Van Leer and Lester and the girls. 
This Is where the value of the act lies and 
would make It very useful on the small time. 
Wilson and Pearson pulled down the prin- 
cipal hit w"lth a singing nnd talking turn. 
The girl carries a lot of the act through and 
the man gives fine support. The act can play 
any kind of time and make good. Cole and 
Coleman pleased with a comedy musical turn, 



the man getting a big novelty bit with a saw. 
The act looks well. Florence Bayfield did 
nicely with straight singing. Harry Turpin 
and Augusta Behrens offered a sketch of light 
merit, getting some reward for their singing. 
They were followed by the Heidelberg Four, 
which made It a hit hard for the latter, but 
the quartet picked up In favor and scored 
strongly. The "College Boy" number is pretty 
old for an opener. Valveno and Tresk did 
well with a well-handed acrobatic act and, the 
the new moving pictures added their share. 

VICTORIA (Jay Mastbaum, mgr.; agent, H. 
Bart McHugh).— Bill pleased this week. Lu- 
ken's Lions, the featured act, and proved a 
big number for this house, causing consider- 
able talk. Chick and Chiclets scored with a 
comedy cycling turn, the little fellow being 
used only for one trick near the finish. Ger- 
trude Flske did very nicely with a straight 
singing act, hurt only by a poor song which 
started her slowly. The singer Is attractive, 
has a voice of light, pleasing quality and she 
worked up a strong finish with a boy, who 
peddles peanuts In the audience, stopping to 
pan the singer and afterwards Joins in her 
song. Tojlto Is a dancer, hitting nothing very 
high, principally because the act is all wrang 
in its presentation. Tojlto is not good enough 
in any of the three styles of dancing she at- 
tempts, but might have a chance were the 
act presented along different lines. She works 
hard without securing results. Brown and 
Sheftall, colored, are a couple more of the 
many disciples of Williams and Walker of 
the early days. The two secure their big 
laughts through the facial contortions of the 
comedian, and a dancing finish took them off 
nicely. James Gildca got through nicely with 
some talk and a couple of songs. De Garmo 
won favor with an aerial bar act. showing a 
routine of nicely worked tricks. Sprague and 
Dixon offered some talk and songs, with a fair 
amount of success. Winters, Harris and Proy 
presented a sketch of light merit built around 
material that Is old in burlesque. They man- 
aged to get along fairly well, but will not go 
far with what they have in hand now. Pic- 
tures. 



PALACE (Jules E. Aronson. mgr. ; agent, 
II. Hart McHugh).— The average here was 
very good, nearly all the acts going through 
in good shape. Haublel and Co. In one of the 
familiar school-days acts was given the feat- 
ured place and was well liked, though then- 
were several other acts which won a big share 
of the honor. One of these was Ward and 
Cullen. a clean-cut looking singing and talk- 
ing act. This pair have the act shaped up 
Just right now, working without a piano and 
sending their songs over In good style. The 
girl has the looks and her partner Is a neat 
dresser. Both work their songs up In a catchy 
manner and found ready recognition. The 
Happy Trio put over a hit with their sketch, 
something unusual for sketches on the small 
time. The act goes through principally on the 
clever work of the older of the two men and 
he could help himself by selecting a better 
song for hie start. Gruet and Gruet offered 
the act they used in burlesque and It makes 
a very strong number for small time houses. 
They get plenty of laughs and the music stuff 
is good support. Van Lear and Home did 
fairly well with their magic and got some 
extra laughs through a rooster and duck, tik- 
tng it over the footlights after a gaily plumd 
hat worn by a girl In the first row. The 
scape of the piano player was a narrow one. 
The familiar dancing act of Lester. Laurie and 
Qulnn ; some gymnastics by Carl Zeno and A I 
Wilson, a blackface act, were the others. The 
Flying Russels replaced Toki Klshu and won 
favor with their fast aerial work. Pictures. 

WILLIAM PEN.V (Geo. Metzel, mgr,; agent. 
Flt/.patrlck Agency ) .— Canfleld and Carlton: 
Harry .lolson ; Payne nnd Lemar ; Six Bala- 
schoffs : George Allns and Brother: Belmont 
and S;urgis; Fordo and Martin. Pictures. 

GAYETY (John P. Eckhardt, mgr.).— "Itentz 
Santley." 

CASINO (Ellas and Koenlg, mgrs.).— "Bon 
Tons." 



Hurtlg nnd Seamons "Girls From Happy- 
land" did a great big week's business at tii** 
Casino last week, breaking the night record 
for Thanksgiving evening. 



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mofta: Joyce and Willette ; Tagg and White; 
Etta Louise Blake; J. Wallace Mackey. Pic- 
tures. 

EMPIRE (Stanford ft Western, mars. ; 
agents, Taylor and Kaufman).— Four Whirl- 
winds ; Al White's Four Dancing Bugs ; Dud- 
ley Loraine A Co. ; Oypsina. Second half — 
Mexican Serenaders ; Dreano and Goodwin ; 
J. W. Cooper. Pictures. 

OIRARD (Miller A Kaufman, mgrs. ; agents. 
Taylor and Kaufman).— Herald Square Quar- 
tet ; Dreano and Goodwin ; Mexican Serenad- 
ers ; J. W. Cooper. Second half— Queen Ruby ; 
Payne and Davis. Pictures. 

GEM (Morris ft Ancke, mgrs. ; agents Tay- 
lor and Kaufman).— Burns and Clark; Hughes 
and Cole ; Sam Roberts. Second half— Sher- 
man and Rose ; Chas. Burke. Pictures. 

TWENTY-NINTH STREET PALACE (C H. 
Kellner, mgr. ; agents Taylor and Kaufman). 
—Bernard and Hart ; Payne and Davis ; Chas. 
Burke. Second half— Burns and Clark; Sam 
Roberts ; Hughes and Cole. Pictures. 

PLAZA (Chas. Oesch, mgr. ; agent, H. Bart 
McHugh).— Charles Dooin and James Mc- 
Cool ; The Hartmans ; Gray and Travis ; Le- 
roy and Paul. Pictures. 

GREAT NORTHERN (M. Greenwald, mgr.; 
agent, H. Bart McHugh).— Harry Talyor; 
Three Lively^; Morgan and Chester; Moss and 
Fry. Second half— Perry and Elliott; Ader 
Trio; Jack Atkins; Hilton and Bannon; pic- 
tures. 

AUDITORIUM (W. Herkenrelder. mgr.; 
agent, H. aBrt McHugh).— Lanoire; Barnes 
Minstrels; Greene and Greene. Seconl half- 
Bernard and Hart; Goodwin and Tice Pic- 
tures. 

GLOBE (T. R. Howard, mgr. ; agent, H. 
Bart McHugh).— Keller and Orogan ; Griffiths 
and Hoot ; Grotesque Randolphs ; Fox and 
Ward. Second half— Jimmy Cowper; Two 
Mandys ; Roma. Pictures. 

GERMANTOWN (Walter Stuempflg, mgr. ; 
agent, Chas. J. Kraus).— Ergottl and The 
Illiputlons ; Nettle Nuce ; Lamont and Mil- 
ham ; Six Oypsle Singers ; Billy Evans. Last 
half— Ergottl and Illiputlons; Elizabeth 
HeroTd ; The Luce 1 era ; Arthur Trenelly ; Mr. 
and Mrs. R. Gilbert. 

JUMBO (R. Hagener, mgr. ; agent, Chas. 
J. Kraus).— First half— The Flying Halleys; 
Elizabeth Herord ; The Lucclers ; The Four 
De Wolfe. Last half— Whirl's Harmonlstlc 
Four; Moon and Phllllppl; Dennis Bros.; The 
Flying Halleys. 

FIFTY-SECOND STREET (Geo. W. Both- 
well, mgr.; agent, Chas. J. Kraus).— First 
half— Whirl's Harmonlstlc Four; Arthur 
Trennelly ; Rosalie Sisters ; Herr HUdebrand 
and Viva De Long. Second half— Nettie Nuce; 
Santelll ; Four De Wolfs ; Billy Evans. 

AURORA (Donnelly A Collins, mgrs.; agent, 
Chas. J. Kraus).— First half— Leroy; Santelll; 
Fern and Mack ; Jolly Lukens. Last half- 
Musical Buskirk ft Co. ; The Five Bohemians ; 
The Two Acorns : Catherine Horter. 

BROAD ST. CASINO (Mr. Jacobs, mgr. ; 
agent. Chas. J. Kraus). — First half— Moon 
and Phllllppl ; Leslie Thurston ; Mr. and Mrs. 
R. Gilbert. Last half— Lamont and Milham ; 
Leroy; Goyt Trio. 

HIPPODROME PALACE (Chas. J. Segal, 
mgr.; agent. Chas. J. Kraus) .—First half- 
Margaret Arnold; Richmond Sisters; Ken- 
nedy and Farley ; Crelghton Sisters. Last 
half— Horr HUdebrand and Viva De Long; 
Legger Trio ; Jolly Lukens. 

PRINCESS (Chas. Segal, mgr. ; agent, 
Chas. J. Kraus).— First half— Musical Bus- 
kirk ft Co. Last half— Leslie Thurston. 

MAJESTIC (Camden, Wm. Valll, mgr. ; 
agents, StHn ft Leonard, Inc.). — Caldwell and 
Pelton ; Oypsina; Burtlno and Primrose; 
Ranzetta ; Lyman and Webb ; Polloff Sisters ; 
Dan Collins. 

CRYSTAL PALACE (D. Bayllnson, mgr. ; 
agents. Stein ft Leonard, Inc.)— Ranzetta; 
Lyman and Webb ; Prof Jas. A. Schweck, 
"Mind Reading Act ;" Raymon Knox ; Missis- 
sippi Trio ; Challls and Challls ; Oypsina ; 
Franklin and Davis, Mason and Lee. 

CRYSTAL PALACE, 7TH ST. (S. Morris, 
mgr.; agents. Stein A Leonard, Inc.). — The 
Two Scotch Marks ; Fields and Lewis Stock 
Company. 

ALEXANDER (Geo. Alexander. mgr. ; 
agents, Stein A Leonard, Inc.).— Clark's 
Minstrels; Madam Kora. 

FAIRHILL PALACE (C. Stangel. mgr.; 
agents. Stein A Leonard, Inc.).— Bert and 
Irene Vaughn : BIJou 81sters. 

CHELTON AUDITORIUM (Wilson A Gar- 
diner, mcrs.; agents, Stein A Leonard, Inr.) 
—Andy Johns ; Lew Welford ; Mortimer and 
Qulnn. 

MAJESTIC (Mr. Jermon, mgr. ; agents, 
Stein A Leonard Inc.).— Blondl Robinson 
Duo ; Tom Hllward ; Jean Livingston. 



ATLANTIC CITY 

BY I. B. PULASKI. 

YOUNG'S PIER (Jack D. Flynn, asst mgr.; 
agent, Ben Harris, through U. B. O.)— Yorke 
and Adams, very good ; Paula Edwardes, 
songs, well liked ; Herbert and Willing, black- 
face, went big ; Jennings, Jewell and Barlowe, 
odd, went big; Frank Le Dent, comedy Jug- 
gler, excellent ; Dorothy Kenton, banjolst, 
neat and clever ; Armlnta and Burke, gym- 
nastics, very clever. 

SAVOY (Harry Brown, mgr. ; agent, Louis 
Wesley).— Walton and Vivian, headlined; 
George F. Lauder, Australian ventriloquist, 
hit; Grace De Mar, songs, excellent; Young 
and Warden, Juggling, very clever ; Two 
Dancing Ashers, very good ; Richard Brothers, 
comedy acrobats ; M. P. 

MILLION DOLLAR PIER (J. L. Young and 
Kennedy Crossman, mgrs.).— M. P. 

STEEPLECHASE PIER (R. Morgan and 
W. H. Fenman, mgrs. ).— M. P. 



At the Apollo this week "The Girl of the 
Mountains," a melodrama, held the boards for 
the first two days. On Thursday Jacob Adler, 
the eminent Yiddish actor, and his wife 
headed a strong cast presenting "The Broken 
Hearts," on Friday and Saturday Helen Ware 
appeared in the "Deserters." 

The Criterion, which has been running pic- 
tures since summer has closed. John Chlla, who 
managed the house will manage Walter 
Rosenberg's Theatre in Asbury Park. This 
house is to be open about the first of the 
year. Mr. Rosenberg has a two years' lease 
on the Criterion, it is said, dating from last 
May. So he still has a year and a half more 
to run that house. When It will open or 
what its policy will be haa not been deter- 
mined. 

Leila Cotay, the nifty little dancer Identi- 
fied with many of Jos. Hart's girl acts, was 
here for a few days visiting an old chum 
who was known on the stage as Lillian Fran- 
cis. Two years ago Miss Cotay went abroad 
with Jos. Hart's "Reindeers." When that act 
closed In London she did a single In the 
music halls and proved a success. Several 
months ago she returned to this country and 
was with "Girlies" until that show closed In 
Washington two weeks ago. 

It was announced that providing certain 
conditions were met Atlantic City music lovers 
would have an opportunity to see Mile. Anna 
Pavlowa and M. Mlkail Mordkln, supported by 
the Imperial Russian ballet and orchestra, It 
being planned to present them at the Savoy 
Dec. 16. To obtain the attraction It will be 
necessary for the theatre to guarantee the 
organization at least $4,000. An advance sub- 
scription list has been opened. At this time 
of the year It doesn't seem very probable that 
Atlantic City will support so great on attrac- 
tion. 



ST. LOUIS. 

By FRANK E. ANFENGER. 

COLUMBIA (Frank Tate, mgr.; agent, Or- 
pheum Circuit).— California Girls; Fred Wat- 
son; Bert Coote ft Co.;- Avon Comedy Four; 
Cressy and Dayne; Josle Heather; Carl Henry 
ft Co. 

PRINCESS (Dan S. Fishell, mgr., agent, 
William Morris).— Grace Hazard; Frank Sheri- 
dan ft Co.; Claude Golden; Broa Lloyd; Flor- 
enz Family; CharleB Kenna; La Belle Nello; 
Goldie Bros. 

COLONIAL (John T. Overton, mgr.).— Car- 
roll ft Lamont; O'Neill Trio; Moody and 
Goodwin; Wurnell and Neleon; Bessie Green- 
wood. 

GAYETY (Frank V. Hawley, mgr.).— "Troc- 
aderos." 

OLYMPIC (P. Short, mgr.).— "Jumping Jupi- 
ter." 



The Elks will give a charity circus at the 
Coliseum 4-10. 



The National Business Show is on at the 
Coliseum this week. 



Paul Dunbar, formerly with the Orpheum, 
Cincinnati has been appointed press agent of 
the Princess here. 



Sam and Harry Koplaa have purchased the 
site of the M. P. show at 2708 North 15th 
Street and will replace the present building 
with a fireproof theatre, capacity 1,500. 

Charles A. Spauldlng, owner of the Olympic 
and Century, Is making his first visit here 
in a number of years and is the guest of Pat 
Short, manager of both theatres. 



DENVER. 

By WILL P. GREEN. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent 
direct).— De Lisle, applause; Ooff Phillips, did 
very well ; Bonlta, attractive ; Evers Wisdom 
Co. in "nascballltis," enthusiastic reception ; 
Fred Singer, held attention ; Howard and 
Howard, hit of bill ; Cycling Amoras, closed 
show satisfactorily. 

PANTAGES— Four Hernys, pleased; Carpos' 
Brothers, took well ; Kunz and Kunz, redeem- 
ed by woman of team ; Lajole Troupe, good 
features act ; Welser and Dean, ordinary ; 
Grenlock and Byrd, on for trial at Pantages' 
Tuesday afternoon, with good results. 

ANN ARBOR, MICH. 

MAJESTIC (Arthur Lane, mgr.; agent, W. 
V. M. A.; Monday rehearsal 2).— Sylvan and 
O'Neil, good; Noble and Brooks, pleased; War- 
ren and Blanchard, scored big; Church City 
Four. good. MELTON. 

BEAUMONT, TEX. 

PEOPLE'S (Plttman ft Clemmpns, mgrs.; 
Hodklns, agent; rehearsal Monday 1).— Renal- 
lea, very good; Bessie Babb, pleased; Trask and 



Gladden, good; Tom Kuma, good; Arlington 
and Heston, very good; Reea Trio, good. 

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BIJOU (W. E. Smith, mgr.; agent U. B. 
O.; Monday and Thursday rehearsal 11).— 
Three Huntonblee, very good; Great Sterk. 
pleasing; Shaw and Everets, winner; Thomas 

W. Ray. good. EMPIRE (S. L. Oswald, 

mgr.; Monday and Thursday rehearsal 10.30). 
—Eva Allen, good; Joe Gal lager, nicely; Elec- 
tric Trio, liked; Healy and Barry, hit; Petch- 

ing Bros., big applause. POLI8' (L. D. Gar- 

vey, mgr.; agent, U. B. O. ; Monday rehearsal 
10).— O'Dell and Kinley, very good; Dillon, 
liked; George Bloomqueat Players, big hit; 
Harry Holman, entertaining; Macart and Brad- 
ford, big applause; Reldy and Currier, splen- 
did; "Our Boys In Blue," big. 

B. GLASNER. 

CAMDEN, N. J. 

BROADWAY (W. B. MacCullum, mgr. ; 
agent, U. B. O. ) .—Gordon and Gordon ; Ab- 
bott-Wortley-Mlnthorne ; George Nagle and 
Co. ; Weston, Fields and Carroll ; Rowena 
Stewart and Gladys Murray ; Conley and 
Mack ; Margaret Ryan In "The Eagle and the 
Girl." Pictures. 



CARLISLE, PA. 

ORPHEUM (P. Magaro, mgr.).— King and 
Strange, hit; "The Lead Pipe Cinch," appre- 
ciated. NIX. 



CINCINNATI, O. 

By HARRY HESS. 

COLUMBIA (H. K. Shockley, mgr. ; agent, 
U. B. O. ; Sunday rehearsal 10.)— Amy Butler, 
great opener ; Oscar Lorraine, phenomenal ; 
Flo Irwin and Sidney Broughton, good ; 
Charles and Henry Rlgoletto, hit of bill ; 
Three Lelghtons, excellent ; La Pla, very 
good; Avery and Hart, excellent ; Carrie De 
Mar, exceptionally big hit; Ferry, fine. 

ORPHEUM (William Morris, mgr. and 
agent; Sunday rehearsal 10.).— Campbell and 
Brady, opened ; Charles King, good ; Mascagnl 
Dancers, fine ; Charles Colby, very good ; 
Great Tallman, scored ; Sisters Burke, very 
good L. Five. Mujlcal MacLarens, very clever ; 
Hilda Sporig, good; Genero and Bailey, ex- 
cellent ; Arthur Dunn and Marie Glazier, 
scored ; McMahon and Chappelle, hit ; Edouard 
Jose and Co., hit ; Dave and Pony Moore, fine ; 
Bennington Bros., excellent. 

EMPRESS (Howard E. Robinson, mgr.; 
Sunday rehearsal 10).— Mile. Silverado, good; 
<*eo. Hayes and Clancy Twins, hit; Soraghan, 
Lennox and Co., fine ; Harrington, Mildred 
and Lester, hit ; Virgil Holmes and Marjorle 
Riley, excellent; 5— Youngman Family, fea- 
tured, clever. 

AMERICAN (E. C. Dustin. mgr.; agent, W 
V. A. and Ous Sun; rehearsal 10).— Bert and 
Emma Spears ; Percy Reed ; John Judge Trio ; 
Lew Woods ; Virginia Laurence Co. ; Nutty 
McNutts ; Harris Sisters ; Dreko and Earl ; 
Hilda Melster; D'Almas. 

PEOPLES' (James E. Fennessy, mgr.).— 
"Passing Parade," enthusiastically received. 

STANDARD (Frank J. Clemens, house 
agents.).— "Lovemakers," excellent show. 

CLEVELAND. 

HIPPODROME (H. A. Daniels, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O. ; Monday rehearsal 10).— Two Vivians, 
clever; Morrlssey Sisters and Brothers, lively: 
Ernest Pantzer Troupe, appreciated; Ethel 
Green, hit; Marlon Murry and Co., favorably 
received; Gordon and Marx, good; "Rolfon- 
lans," feature; Alonso Bracco Troupe, clever. 

GRAND (J. H. Mlchels. mgr.; agent U. B. 

O.; Monday rehearsal 10).— Royal Russian 
Dancers, pleased; "The Olrl with the Brown 
Eyes," fair; Rolland, good; Dunlap and Vir- 
den, hit; Sadie Helf, won favor; Chas Lee Cal- 
der and Co., feature; Blanch Balrd, pleased; 

Dammann Troupe, clever. PROSPECT (H. 

A. Daniels, mgr.; agent, U. B. O.; Monday 
rehearsal 10).— Winkler Kress Trio, good; Joe 
Kelcey, fair; Hall and Colborn, pleased; 
Haynes and Lee, won favor; McBrlde, Purcell 
and Shelley, well received; Rose Pltonof, head- 
lines; Daylight moving pictures prove entirely 

satisfactory. STAR (Drew ft Campbell, 

mgrs.; Monday rehearsal 10).— "Lady Bucca- 
neers." EMPIRE (Ed. McArdle, mgr.; Mon- 
day rehearsal 10).— "Marathon Girls." 

WALTER D. HOLCOMB. 



COLUMBUS, O. 

KEITH'S (W. W. Prosser, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O. ; Monday rehearsal 10.30).— Josle 
D'Meers, fine; Williams and Segal, good; Will- 
iam Ellis and Co., enjoyed; Goldsmith and 
Hoppe, well liked; Frank Keenan and Co., ex- 
ceptional; Chas. and Fanny Van and Co., good; 
Golden Troup, pretty.— GRAND (Jack Levy, 
mgr; agent. Gus Sun; Monday and Thursday 
rehearsal 11.30).— Clever Clark, good; Spauld- 
lng, Dupull and Ted. well liked; Tiller Sis- 
ters, entertaining; Harry M. Morse and Co., 
amusing; Bijou Comedy Trio, hit. PRIN- 
CESS (Edw. Browning, mgr.; agent, Canfleld, 
Cincinnati; Monday rehearsal 10).— Mllano and 
Alvln, pleased; Harry Louvlne. entertaining; 
The Hlllomonl's, good. COLUMBUS (Thomp- 
son Bros., mgrs.; agent, Columbus Vaudeville 
Agency; Monday rehearsal 10).— Musical Simp- 
son, good music, poor talk; Russell and Evans, 
pleased; Jeanne Farrar, well liked; Walter 
Sanford and Co., excellent. 

LITTLE CHARLEY. 



DEB MOINES. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Meek, gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct).— Parshly, excellent; Davis and Walker, 
fair; Force and Williams, good; "On the Great 
White Way." big; Red ford and Winchester, 
unusually good; Al Jolson, big; Maud and 

Gladys Finney, feature. MAJESTIC— Four 

Musical Ibsons. good; "Look at the Lobster," 
clever; O'Rouke, Atkinson Co., clever; Joe 
Bonner, liked; Dorothy Earl, pleasing. 



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Great March Song 

Just a Dream of You, 

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After the Round-Op " 

Cowboy Song 

An|le Wsrn Wisjle" 

Sophie Tucker's Big Hit 

Plain Little Country Girl" 
Any Old Time or Any Old 

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ELMIRA, N. Y. 

HAPPT HOUR (G. H. Ven Demark, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O.; Monday rehearsal 11).— 28-30. 
Boydell Duo, excellent; Sartella, fair; pictures. 

FAMILY (Max Sherman, mgr.; agents. 

Buckner-Shea; Monday rehearsal 10) —28-30, 
Farrell and Le Roy, excellent; Arthur Delmore. 
clever; W. H. R. Brown, good; pictures. 

J. M. BEERS. 

ERIE, PA. 

PARK (Jeff Callas, mgr.; agent, U. B. O.; 
rehearsal Monday 10).— Musical Stanley, good; 
Becker Lancaster Co., very amusing; Marie 
Sparrow, went big; Mile. Rial to ft Wm. Gor- 
don, excellent; Qulnlan ft Richards, big hit; 

Rendall Bros, ft Dutton, clever. COLONIAL 

(A. P. Weachler, mgr.; agent, Gus Sun; re- 
hearsal Monday 10).— Blanche Bishop, well 
received; Sisters Chartrea ft J. Frank Holll- 
day, went big; Norton ft Russell, good; Creo 
Sisters, excellent; International Grand Opera 
Quartet, splendid; Janet Priest ft Co., very 

good. HAPPY HOUR (D. H. Connelly, mgr.; 

agent, Bert Marshall).— Ed. Vinton ft Dog, 
clever; Ross ft Shaw, good. M. H. MIZENER. 

FALL RIVER, MASS. 

SAVOY (Julius Cahn, lessee and mgr.; agent, 
L. M. Boas; bus. mgr., Loew's Vaudeville; 
rehearsal Monday 10).— Great Ringling and 
Co., good; Dorla Opera Trio, excellent; Laurie 
Ordway, good; Wright, Huntington and Co.. 
very good; Kenny and Hollis, very good; Keno, 

Welch and Melrose, good. BIJOU (L. M. 

Boas, mgr.; agent, direct; rehearaal Monday 
10).— M. P.. Nov. 28-30. and Alfreds and Pearl, 
very good; Dora Pelletler, good; Dow and 

Levan, fair; Fox and Fozle Circus, good. 

PREMIER (L. M. Boas, mgr.; agent, direct; 
rehearsal Monday 10).— M. P. and Nov. 28-30 
Gllmour and Castle, good; Herbert Brooks, 
very good. EDW. F. RAFFERTY. 

PORT WORTH, TEX. 

MAJESTIC (T. W. Mullaly, mgr.; agent. 
Inter State).— Week 21 — Leonard Kane, nov- 
elty dancer; Leo Fllller, violinist, several 
encores ; Grace Leonard, very good ; Toklo ; 
McDowell and Trescott, well received ; Eddie 
Ross, good; Stanley Edwards ft Co. 

IMPERIAL (W. H. Ward, mgr. ; agent, 
C. E. Hodklns).— Weston Raymond ft Co. ; 
Rem Brandt ; Clarence Able ; Baity Bros. 

PRINCESS (W. A. Arnoff, mgr. ; agent. 
S.-C.)— Royal Suglmotes ; Murray's Dogs; 
Hall Sisters ; Palmer and Leever ; Maxwell 
and Dudley. I. K. F. 

GOLDSBORO, N. O. 

ACME (H. R. Mason, mgr.).— Pictures 
pleasing. Business good. 

MESSENGER OPERA HOUSE (W. N. Fos- 
ter, mgr.).— Pictures. Business good. 

W. S. ROYAL. 



HAMILTON, ONT. 

TEMPLE (J. O. Appleton, mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O. ; Monday rehearsal 10).— Handera and 
Meliss, fair; John White's Comedy Mules, 
good; Beth Tate, excellent; Goodwin and El- 
liott, fair; Hal Merritt, fair; Sam Mann ft 
Co., scream: Alpine Troupe, clever. 

M. S. D. 



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HARRISBURG, PA. 

ORPHEUM (C. F. Hopkins, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 10).— Chas. DeCamo 
and Dog. entertained; Sam Doty, fair; Hoyt. 
Lesslg and Co., pleasing; Conlln, Steel and 
Carr, applause; Joe Maxwell and Co., went 
well; Cooper and Robinson, did well; Four 
Floods, laughing hit; pictures, good. 

J. P. J. 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

POLI'S (Oliver C. Edwards, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.; Monday rehearsal at 10).— "The Lit- 
tle Stranger," scored; Marselles, ordinary; 
Field Bros., clever; Mack and Walker, big hit; 
A dele Oswold and dancers, good; Conroy and 
Le Malre, funny; Three Mascagnos, good. 

HARTFORD (Fred P. Dean, mgr.; agent. 
James Clancy; Monday and Thursday rehearsal 
11).— 28-30, Faust Bros, hit; Williams Bros., 
went well; Caroline Dixon, very good; Marley 
and Tulte. good; Forbel and Rouge, clever. 



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A BIG HIT AT HAMMERSTEIN'S, HELD OVER for a SECOND WEEK 

THIS WEEK (Nov. 28) KEITH'S, BOSTON 



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THIS WEEK (Not. 28> MANHATTAN OPERA HOUSE. N.w York 



"The Boys with the 
Looney Feet" 

Direction AL SUTHERLAND 




Chester B. Johnstone 



DARE-DEVIL CYCLIST 

After Playing Hammeratein's Victoria, Now York 
Waek Not. 21, engaged for Manhattan Opera 
Houm th» week (Not. 28.) 
Muat HaTe Made Good Time Open 

NOTES.— Manager Young of the Scenic in- 
augurated a new policy at his theatre this 
week, playing two bills. Heretofore the house 
has played its bllis for a week. 

R. W. OLMSTED. 

JAMESTOWN. N. Y. 

LYRIC (H. A. Deardourff, mgr. ; agent, Ous 
Sun; Monday rehearsal 10).— Girls From 
Melody Lane, big; Gardner and Vincent, 
good; La Petlte-Emelle Troupe, fine; Dana 
Bartlett, pleased ; Newhold and Carroll, clever. 

L. T. BERLINER. 



WALNUT (Mr. Ward and Mr. McCarty, 
mgrs. ; agent, Ous Sun).— Prosit Trio, very 
good; Five Gaffney Girls, clever; Willis Hall 
and Co., very good ; World's Comedy Four, 
very good. 

HOPKINS (Irving Simons, mgr.; agent, 
Princess Am. Co. ).— La Vails, clever; Fogarty 
and Jennings, good ; De Mlchele, well re- 
ceived ; Katherlne Angus and Co., entertain- 
ing ; Ferguson and Mack, amusing. 

BUCKINGHAM (Horace McCrocklln).— 
"Miss New York. Jr." 

GAYETY (Al. Boulier).— "New Jersey Lil- 
lles." J. M. OPPENHEIMER. 



McDonald, passable; Wilklns and Wilklns, 
ordinary. S. M. P. 

NEW ORLEANS 
By O. M. SAMUEL. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr. ; agent, 
direct). — Five Olympiers, liked immensely; 
Mr. and Mrs. McGreevey, emphatic hit ; Gra- 
hame's Mannlklns, cool reception ; Lloyd and 
Roberts, liberal applause; Mona Ryan and Co. 
in "Handcuffed," entertaining and well re- 
ceived ; Jennings and Renfraw did fairly ; 
Otto and Viola, finished strong. 



PATERSON, N. J. 

MAJESTIC (Metz & Gold, props.; W. H. 
Walsh, mgr. ; agent, U. B. O. ; Monday re- 
hearsal 10).— Brown-Harris-Brown, hit; Ar- 
lington Four and Beatrice Ingram and Co. In 
"The Duchess" ; Wormwood's Animals, 
scored ; Chick Sales, favorite ; Tuscano Bros., 
good ; Dagwell Sisters, good. 

FOLLY (Joseph E. Pine, mgr. ).-- Watson's 
Big Show. 28-30 ; The Ducklings, Nov. 1-3. 

"FAltNOTE." 



MERIDIAN. MISS. 

GEM (D. J. Hennessey, mgr. ; Williams- 
Coo ley, agent).— 21-26; Hendrlx-McMahon 
Comedy Co. in two clever sketches ; Al Deppe, 
barrel Jumper, very good ; Bonnie Rosedale, 
songs ; m. p. 

PRINCESS (B. Frank Isaacs, mgr. ; agent. 
Independent). — 21-26; Campbell and Connors, 
b. f., decided hit; (Miss) Glenn Mills, songs, 
very good ; m. p. H. B. MAY. 



KALAMAZOO, MICH. 

MAJESTIC (H. W. Crull, mgr. ; agent. W. 
V. A. ; Monday rehearsal).— Patrice and Co. 
and Barrett and Mathews divide honors ; Mur- 
ray and Clark, good ; Burke's Musical Dogs, 
fair ; Billy Brown, very good. CLEMENT. 

LINCOLN^ NEB. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct).— J. C. Nugent and Co., headline, real 
treat; Arthur Bowen, cartoonist, pleased; Al- 
pha Troupe, well received; Waterbury Bros, and 
Tenney, hit; The Racketts, original; Jane and 
O'Donnell, big hit; Savo, scored opening spot. 

Bessie Hilt (local) has gone to Kansas City 

for stock engagement. LEE LOGAN. 

LOS ANGELES, GAL. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr. ; agent, 
direct; Monday rehearsal, 10). — week 21— 
Augusta Olose, hit; Splssell Bros. ft Co., cap- 
ital ; Thurber and Madison, laugh producers ; 
Wlllard 81ms ft Co.., scream; Holdovers; 
John P. Wade ft Co. ; Quinn and Mitchell ; 
Flying Martins; Tortajada— LOS ANGELES 
(E. J. Donnellan, mgr. ; Monday rehearsal, 
11). — Ardell and Walters, very good; Roland 
Carter ft Co., pleasing; Christy and Lee, 
good ; Hetty Urma, clever ; Alex Brlsson, 
adroit ; Kate Fowler, entertaining. — LEVY'S 
(Al. Levy, mgr.; L. Behymer, agent; Mon- 
day rehearsal, 10). — Jessie Stafford, whistler, 
took well ; Amazon Miramba Band, big fa- 
vorites; Lilly Lillian, singer, popular; Por- 
clnl Trio, capital.— PANTAGES (J. A. John- 
son, mgr.; agent, direct; Monday rehearsal, 
ID— "Alfred, chimpanzee, big attraction; 
Edwin Keough ft Co., pleasing; Delmar and 
Delmar, nimble; Billlc and Maud Keller, fair; 
Allenand Lee, funny. 

EDWIN F. O'MALLEY. 



MILWAUKEE. 

MAJESTIC (Jamep A. HIgler, mgr.; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit; rehearsal Monday 10).— Four 
Fords, wonderful dancing act; Ryan and 
Richfield, clever sketch; Imperial Musicians, 
elaborate; Prlngle and Whiting, hit; Cun- 
ningham ft Marlon, comedy acrobats; Mig- 
nonette Kokln, clever: Big City Four, high 
class; Galletl's Monkeys, remarkable. 

CRYSTAL (Edward Raymond, mgr.; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit; rehearsals Monday 10).— 
George Primrose and Boye, entertaining; Paris 
Green, pleasing; Calne ft Odom, piano dialog; 
Melverne Troupe, splendid acrobats; Fitzslm- 
mons ft Cameron, humorous. 

EMPRESS (Edward Grey, mgr.; rehearsal 
Sunday 10).— Hope Booth in "The Little 
Blond Lady." good; Sherman de Forrest & 
Co., good; Raymond ft Hall, spirited dancing; 
Zell Rogers, good conversationist; Clara Rog- 
ers, expert cellist; Bento Bros., marvellous 
strength. 

GAYETY (Wm. E. Mick, mgr.).— "Big Ban- 
ner Show." Splendid throughout. Albert 
Sbean and Edward Galllger head the fun 
makers. 

STAR (F. Trottman. mgr.).— "Washington 
Society Girls," liked. HERBERT MORTON. 



NEW ORLEANS, LA. 

AMERICAN (James R. Cowan, mgr. ; agent, 
Wm. Morris; Sunday rehearsal KM. — Renee 
Grahame started nothing ; Kroneman Bros, 
landed solid ; Harry Mayo did well also ; "The 
Operator" held interest; McKenzle and Shan- 
non and Musical Avolos repeated former suc- 
cess ; Cllvette closed. 

WINTER GARDEN (Frank B. Chase, .mgr. )• 
—Arnold Sisters and Balfour should rcframo 
their act; Miss Dot, soubret ; James Young- 
blood, comedian. 

MAJESTIC (L. E. Sawyer, mgr.).— Tyson 
Extravaganza Co., vaudeville and pictures. 

HAPPY HOUR (Al. Durning, mgr.).— 
Pritchard Sisters, song and dance ; Harris and 
Turner, comedians ; The Morgans ; Georgia 
Iluddlestone, soprano. 

OAKLAND, CAL. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct).— Geo. Beban & Co. In "The Sign of 
the Rose;" Asahl Troupe; Grant and Hoag ; 
Jewel's Mannlklns ; Holdovers ; Imperial 
Russian Dancers; Camllle Ober ; Felice Mor- 
ris & Co. ; New York Trio. 

BELL (Jules Cohn. mgr.). John Hlgglns ; 
Tom McGuIre ; Five Columbians ; Besnah and 
Milfer; Staley and Blrbeck. 



PITTSFIELD, MASS. 

EMPIRE (J. H. Tlbbetts, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.; rehearsal Monday 10).— Roeber ft Tunlson, 
songs, good; Carson ft Wlllard, hit; Brenon- 
Dowlng, good; Bernardl, clever; Ruby Ray- 
mond ft Co., very good; Mallln ft Bart, good. 

MAJESTIC opened 23 by Helen Ware ft 

Co. Vaudeville, from Morris agency last three 
days 24-20. Orchestra of six pieces. Jas. 
Sullivan, manager. Theatre owned by Sulli- 
van Bros., who operate also Empire, North 
Adams, Mass.; Colonial and Majestic, Pitts- 
field. Opening bill, Bob McDonald, Phil Walsh, 
Baseball Quartet, Moran and Moran, Great 
Nola Family. FRANKLIN. 



PORTLAND, ME. 

PORTLAND (J. W. Greely, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 10).— "Seven Hoboes," 
some fun makers; Mllle Paula, clever flying 
ring act; Glen Burt, real parody artist; Ben- 
son and Bell, very good; Parker ft Palmer ft 
Co., took well. 

HAROLD C. ARENOVSKY. 



MONTREAL. 

ORPHEUM (Geo. Drlscoll, mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O.; rehearsal 10 a. m.).— John B 
Hymer and Co., went very big; Scott and 
Keane, pretty; Chadwlck Trio, big hit; Will 
H. Fox, many laughs; Nessem's, created com- 
ment; Royal Collbrls, novel; The Kemps, 
pleased. BILLY ARMSTRONG. 



MUNCTE, IND. 

STAR (Ray Andrewe. mgr.; agent. Ous Sun; 
rehearsal Monday 10.30).— John X. Coughlln, 
mystified > Bebout Duo, very pleasing; Gelletts 
Dog and Monkey Show, hit; Harris and Ran- 
dall Co., very good. GEO. FIFER. 

NEW HAVEN. CONN. 

POLI'S (F. J. Windlsch. mgr.; agent. U. B. 
O. ; rehearsal 10). — T W. Dunn and Co.. fas- 
cinating; Sylvester and Redmond, clever; 
De Haven and Sidney and Matinee Maids, 
good; Hathaway, Kelley and Mack, good; 
Three Luclfers, fair; Vlsocchi Brothers, good; 
Four Readings, very good. E. J. TODD. 



OGDEX, UTAH. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Berk, gen. mgr.; agent, 
diroct).— The Balzar*. clever; Neuss and Eld- 
rid, good; Swor and Mack, pleased; Joseph 
Adclmann Family, nood ; Neapolitan Singers, 
headllners. with Meyers. Warren and Lyon 
close second In annlause. —LYCEUM (('has. 
Llpplncott. mgr.; ngent. Fisher) —Madge Har- 
ver; Gallowav; Worth and Little; Lucler and 
Ellsworth; M. P. H. R. B. 

ONEONTA, N. Y. 

ONEONTA (Harry M. Dunham, mgr.; agont, 
Prudential; rehearsal Monday and Thursday 1)- 
—24-20. McLaln Sisters, hit; Banjophlends, 
good; 2S-30. Bowder and Bowdcr, comedians, 
pleased; Tom Ripley, ordinary; m. p. 

DeLONO. 



LOUISVILLE. KY. 

MARY ANDERSON (J. L. Weed, mgr.; 
agent. Orpheum Circuit).— Lole Fuller and 
Co.. very good; Howard, entertaining; Lillian 
Ashley, well received f Walter MeCullough and 
Co. ; Johnny Small and Sisters, good ; Harry 
Atkinson, fine ; Paullnetta and Plquo, good. 



NEW LONDON, CONN. 

LAWRENCE (H. A. Chennweth. mgr.).- 
28-.'lO : Hilton ft Lewis, good, Mme Magowan, 
pleased. Landls and Knowles, very good. 

EMPIRE (Empire Amusement Co.. mcrs.). 
— 2S-30P Rounella and Deserro. good ; Hnrn- 
man and Co.. fair; Llyalyn Wayne and Co.. 
ordinary. 

NEW ORPHEUM (Rullock & Davis, mgrs). 
— 2S-30. Breakaway Barlows, big hit ; Robert 



PITTSBURG, PA 

GRAND (Harry Davis, mgr. : niM-nt. .Folin IV 
Harris; rehearsal Monday !>». — Ballerini's T)oi:s. 
good; Lew Hawkins, plci-*ed; Mir.-liall and 
Bell, took well; Nonnelte. nood ; D<>(>nzo 
Bros, and Friday, well re-eived; Leo Corrillo. 
much laughter; Ous Edward's School Boys and 
GIrlfl. encored: Eva Tan^uay. excellent; Tas- 
manian Van Dloman Troupe, very good; motion 
pictures. 

FAMILY (John P. Harris, in !_■ r : agent Mor- 
ganstern; rehearsal Monday !>i — Dave Wood's 
Monkey Circus, amusing: Edmonds and Healy. 
Interesting; Currlo and Earle. clever; Edna 
Burnette. good; Sisters Reep. well; Harry Wel- 
ton, pleaded; motion pictures. 

LIBERTY (Ahc Cohon. mgr.; agent. Ous 
Sun; rehearsal Monday 0). Princess Chlnqullla 
and Newell, pleased: Roy Reeve*, good; Al- 
vina and Rilato. took well; Junle McCree 
Sketch, well liked 

GAYETY (Henry Kurt/man. mgr.).— "Parisian 
Widows . " 

ACADEMY (Harry Williams, mgr. ).— "Rector 
Burlesquers." M. S. KAUL 



PORTSMOUTH, O. 

SUN (R. R. Russell, mgr.; agent, direct ; 
Monday rehearsal 10).— The McNutts, good; Lord 
and Meek, fair; Norman Martin, fair; Gypsy 

Wayfarers, pleasing. MAJESTIC fMnlrr ft 

Rcineger. mgrs.; agent. Coney Holmes; Monday 
rehearsal 10) -Sweeney & Rooney, clever; 
Bert Kw-t, fair; Ellison and Ellison, excellent; 

Cram berry and Lemon, pleased; pictures. 

COLUMBIA (Fred Tyin-s, mgr.).— Opened 21. 
Picture house. GORDON. 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

KEITH'S (Chas. Loomberg, mgr; agent, U. 
B. ().). "Gus Edwards' Reone," tremendous 
hit; Harry Fox and Mlllershlp Sisters, 
scored; Havlland and Thornton, pleased; 
James Young, fair; Dave Ferguson, clever; 
Robert. Hodge and Co., good ; Verona and 
Alvln Verdi, clever. H. H. SAMUELS. 

READING, PA. 

ORPHEUM (C. C. Egan. mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O; Monday and Thursday rehearsal 10 30) — 
Carlta Day, pleased; Clark and Verdi, very 
good; Chas. A. Loder and Co., well liked; Le 
Clair's Ponies, neat. 

LYRIC (Frank D. Hill, mgr.; agent, Loew; 
Monday and Thursday rehearsal 10). -Adams 
Bros., good. Rose Washburn, pleased; Emerald 
and Dupre. well received; McCabe and Wash- 
burn, very good; Alvolo and Otbelo excellent 

PALACE (W. K. Goldenberg, mgr.; agent 



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The Party From The South" 

Added Attraction Inter State Circuit 

This Week (Nov. 28) Majestic, Little 

Rock 

Next Week (Dec. 5) Majestic, 

Ft. Worth 



A Few Recognized Theatres and Places of 

Amusement, in which my Work Has 

Made Good in Past Two Seasons 



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CYCLING COMEDIAN 
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Theatre Town State Pop. 

licnnett'a Montreal, Canada .... 400 000 

Hcnnett's Ottawa, Canada 67 188 

Dennett's Hamilton, Canada 66 M4 

Sheas' Toronto, Canada 300 000 

Keith's Doaton, Miibb 607 346 

Keith's Philadelphia. Pa 1600 000 

Keith's Columbus, Ohio 180 000 

Keith's Syracuse, N. Y 126 000 

Percy S. Williams' 

Colonial New York, N. Y 4 600 000 

Alhambra New York. N. Y 

Bronx New York, N. Y 

Greenpolnt nrooklyn, N. Y 

Orpheum nrooklyn. N. Y 

Proctor's Albany. N. Y 100 000 

Proctor's Newark, N. J 300 000 

Maryland Baltimore, Md 608 968 

Orpheum Atlanta. Oa 126 000 

Lyric Dayton, Ohio 116 000 

Shea's Buffalo, N. Y 400 000 

Temple Detroit, Mich 400 000 

Grand Pittsburg, Pa 400 000 

New Temple Rochester. N. Y 200 000 



Originator of the combined novelty 
Singing and Waltzing on Unlcycle 
in spot light dark stage. Nsw Play- 
ise Sullivan Couieme Circuit, with sis 
sscctss. 




Auditorium Lynn, Mass 

Dockstader's Garrick... Wilmington, Del. 

Young's Pier Atlantic City, N. 

Young's Pier Atlantic City. N. 

Young's Pier Atlantic City, N. 

Young a Million Dollar 

Pier Atlantic City. N. 

Mount Morency Falls. . .Quebec, Canada 
Les Theatre Varieties.. Quebec. Canada 
Sohmer Park Montreal. Canada. 



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82 600 

90 000 

40 000 

Float'g 

Pop. 

400 000 
77 840 
77 840 
400 000 

Sohmer Park Montreal, Canada 400 000 

Sohmer Park Montreal, Canada 400 100 

Brlttannla on the Bay.. Ottowa, Canada 67 128 

New York. N. Y 4 600 000 

Glen Echo Park Washington, D. C 360 000 

Majestic Birmingham, Ala 100 000 

Majestic Montgomery, Ala 66 000 

Majestic Little Rock, Ark 69 620 

Majestic Fort Worth, Texas... 66 000 

Majestic Houston, Texas........ 112 000 

Majestic Dallas, Texas 100 000 

Majestic Beaumont. Texas 26 000 

Majestic Oalveston, Texas 46 000 

Week July 18— BIJou Theatre, Winnipeg. Canada. 
July 25.— BIJou Theatre, Duluth, Minn. 

1.— Unique Theatre, Minneapolis, Minn. 
8— Travel. 

IS.— Majestic Theatre. Butte. Mont. 
22.— Wash. Theatre, Spokane, Wash. 
29— Majestic Theatre. Seattle, Wash. 
6— Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, B. C. 
Sept. 12.— Grand Theatre, Victoria, B. C. 
Sept. 19.— Grand Theatre, Tacoma. Wash. 
Sept. 26.— Grand Theatre. Portland, Ore. 
3. — Travel. 

10— National Theatre. San Francisco, Cal. 
17.— Bell Theatre, San Francisco, Cal. 
23.— Wigwam Theatre, San Francisco, Cal. 
30.— Grand Theatre, Sacramento, Cal. 
6.— San Jose Theatre, 8an Jose, Cal. 
14.— Los Angeles Thea., Los Angeles Cal. 
Nov. 21.— Fisher's Theatre, Pasadena, Cal. 
Nov. 28.— Queen Theatre. San Diego, Cal. 
Dec. 3.— Travel. 
Dec. 10.— Majestic Theatre, Denver, Colo. 



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Hart McHugh; Monday and Thursday rehearsal 
10.30).— Perry and Elliott, laughs; Jack At- 
kins, good; Ader Trio, liked; Goodwin and 
Tlce, pleased; Hilton and Bannon, hit. 

G. R. H. 



RICHMOND, VA. 

COLONIAL (E. P. Lyons, mgr. ; agent, Nor- 
man Jeffries; rehearsal Monday 11).— Barto 
and Clark, hit; Pearl Young, big; Di Dlas 
Circus, excellent ; Norbert Hamilton, splendid. 

LUBIN'S (C. T. Boyles, mgr.; agent, Nor- 
man Jeffries ; rehearsal Monday 12. Thursday 
12).— 2H-.N): Annie Abbott, feature; Rltches, 
hit ; Gorden and Phillips, very well received. 

THEATO (D. L. Tony, mgr.; agents. White 
& Alderger ; rehearsal Monday 11).— That 
Texas Quartet, hit; Ross and Sunner, clever; 
Rose Bud SlBters, scored. 



Burns-Howell; Monday rehearsal 10).— Har- 
wood and Co.. good; Marion Hellyn, applauded; 
Vlolette and Olds; pictures. DALEY. 

SAVANNAH, GA. 

ORPHEUM (Joseph A. Wllensky, mgr.; 
agent, Inter-State Circuit ; rehearsal Monday 
2).— I^eona Stephens, scored; Williams and 
Gordon, went big; Inness and Ryan, hit; 
Billy Morris nnd Sherwood Sisters, riot; 
Sommers nnd Sforke, good. 

LIBERTY (Frank nnd Hubert Bandy, 
mgrs. ; agent. Princess Theatrical Exchange; 
rehearsal Monday 11).— Arthur Leo, clever; 
Luelle Tllton. went big; Rartlno's Original 
Aerial Dogs, unique; I>nurent Trio. Immense; 
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Murphy, hit. 

R. MAURICE ARTHUR. 



RACINE, WIS. 

BIJOU (F. P. Stafford, mgr.; agent, W. V. 
A.).— Kelfer and Kline, very good; "The 
Smoke Queen," good; Billy Ren kin, holds at- 
tention; Six Cannibal Maids, very good. 

J. E. P. 



ROCK ISLAND, ILL. 

MAJESTIC (J. P. Qulnn, mgr.; agent, W. 
V. A.; rehearsals 12..10! .— The Lenzs, good; 
Ruho Strickland, hit ; Avalen Juggling Four, 
well received ; Henry Sullivan and Co., strong. 



SALT LAKB CITY. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck. mgr. ; agent, di- 
rect).— Rock nnd Fulton, big hit; Freeman 
nnd Co., strong; Work and Owen, hit; Kauf- 
man Bros., pleased; Six Abdallahs. immense; 
Enrl and Curtis, pleasing; Australian Wheel- 
ers, clever. CASINO.— Westerly and Bruce ; 

Marshall Bros. ; Stroud and Co. MAJESTIC. 

— Morrell and Reisner ; Dennis and Ford 

OWEN. 



A new M. P. house called Colonial opened 
24th, under management of I. M. Martin. 

LOUIS p. WENDT. 



SEATTLE. 

PANTAGES— Etherdo, graceful; Major 

Doyle, good; Wilson Franklin Co., riot; Great 

American Four, hit; Mile. Hengleurs Dogs, 
clever; pictures. 



SAN DIEGO, CAL. 

GARRICK (Will J. Tompkins, mgr.; Monday 
rehearsal 10).— Week 21, Haydn. Borden and 
Haydn, good; Daniel J. Sullivan and Co. In 
'"Captain Barry," applauded freely; The Graz- 
ers, dancers, well received; La Helle Meeker 

clever; pictures. PRINCESS (Fred Ballien. 

mgr. ; agent, Bert Levey; Monday rehearsal 
Hm. — Great Lawrence Co.. trumpeters, good; 
Hoduers nnd Marvin, southern song.-*, pleased; 

Ous Elmore, comedian, appealed; pictures. 

GRAND (Walter Fulkerson mgr.; agent, 



SIOUX CITY. IA. 

ORPHEUM (Martin R«.-k. mgr.; agent direct) 
—"Love Waltz." big; Stepp. Mohllnger and 
Kins, very Rood; Four Rhinos, good; William 
Flemen. hit; Reed Bros., clever; Harvey De- 
vora Trio, pleased. C. S. CAREY. 

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 

I'OLls (S. J. Breen. res. mgr. ; agent, 
l'. B. () ; rehearsal, Mondav, 10).— De Renzo 
and L n Due, opened well ; "Strolling Players." 
good; "Election Night," well conceived; 



'senator frauds HurpbQ 



(ft" r il I ( il v. ^ * n 

^liff (flordem 

C o r his ui ritten XUi'mi*3ion, 



THE BOOTH TRIO 

In "CYCLISTIC CRAZINESS" 




This Week (Nov. 

Next Week (Dec. 

Management, 



28), Trent Theatre, Trenton, 

N. J. 
5), Jacques Theatre, Water- 
bury, Conn. 
NORMAN JEFFERIES. 



EDITH H4RCKE 

Beautiful Voice. Beautiful Costume*. 

United Time. 



Have Your Card in VARIED 



(Single.) 

This Week (Nov. 28), Orpheum, Reading, Pa. 

Next Week (Dec. 5), Manhattan 0. H., New 
York. 

Opening on S.-C. Time Feb. 12; 22 weeks 
booked by Charles Wilshire. Have a few weeks 
open. 




NAZI 



Campbell 

The Peer of American Jugglers 

SAILED NOV. 30th, per S. S. Mauretania for 10 Week B 

in England. 

Address care VARIETY, 418 Strand, W. C, London. 

DEAS, REED and DEAS 



Some Singing 



Some Comedy 



Some Clothes 



Big Hit— Last Week. Headlining Thalia, Chicago. 
SOME CLASS. 



Kenney ; Nobody and Piatt, fine voices ; "On 
The Housetop," well liked ; Wright and Diet- 
rich, hit; Karl Emmy's Pets, very clever; 
Karl Emmy was unable to work his act, re- 
maining in Worcester, suffering with rheu- 
matism. His assistant appeared. 

O. A. P. 



ST. PAUL. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— "High Life In Jail," fair; Oranvllle and 
Rogers, fair; "Police Inspector," good; Lou 
Anger, very good; Ernest Scharff, pleases; 
Chas. McDonald Co., pleases; Beranl and Ne- 

varo. fair; pictures. MAJESTIC— Carl Me- 

Cullough, good; Myrtle Byrne and Co., good; 
Holland and Webb, pleases; Ferrante. fair; 
Albert Inghran, good; Robert Norre, pleases; 

pictures. PRINCESS— Holmes and Wells, 

Cortell and Hamilton, Bert Lennon. BEN. 

TORONTO, ONT. 

SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr.; agent. U. B. O. ; 
rehearsal Monday 10).— Edward Davis ahd Co., 
scored; Howard and North, favorites; Belle 
Adair, pleasing; Connelly and Webb, clever; 
Four Musical Hodges, novel; Krahons, wonder- 
ful; Rice, Sully and Scott, funny; Jack Wil- 
son and Co., scream. YONOE STREET 

(Oeo. W. L. Moran, mgr.).— Havener and 
Clark, good; Burke and Finn, pleased; Wres- 
nlck and Whaldon, hit; Keseener and Plnkey. 

pleading. STAR (Dan F. Pierce, mgr.).— 

"World of Pleasure." 

OAYETY (T. R. Henry, mgr.).— "Rose 
Sydells London Belles." HARTLEY. 



WORCESTER, MASS. 

POLI'S (J. C. Crlddle, mgr.; agent, U. B. O ; 
rehearsal Monday 10).— Chas. and Roele Cov- 
entry, pleased; "Balloon Girl," hit; Madden 
and Fltz Patrick, good; Andy Rice, well re- 
ceived; De Haven Sextet, pleased; Three Kea- 
tons, big; Roslna Cassellls Midget Wonders, 
great. A. T. C. 



YONKERS, N. Y. 

WARBURTON (Jos. E. Schanberger, mgr.; 
agent, Ed. S. Keller; Monday rehearsal 10. 'Mi). 
— Hayes and Johnson, some class; Brown Bros., 
musical, big; Basque Quartet, fine; Win. Arm- 
strong and Co., laugh; Wentworth, Vesta nnd 
Teddy unusual; Von Klein & Gibson, pleased; 

George S. Hall, taking; pictures. ORPHEl'.M 

(Sol. Schwartz, mgr.; agent, U. B. O.; Mon- 
day and Thursday rehearsal 12).— 28-30, Lionel 
Swift and Co.. fair; Upside Down Zeraldas. 
good; Miles & Ireland, liked; pictures. 

ORIS. 



YOUNG8TOWN, O. 

PARK (John Elliott, resident mgr.; agents, 
Felber & Shea).— Charlero's Animals, excellent; 
Irene Law, pleasing; Three Emersons, fine; 
Stewart and Marshall, good; Terry, Elmer ami 

Co., attractive; Pollard, skilful. PRINCESS 

(Walter Hanltch, mgr.; agent. Gus Sun).— 
Creo, puzzling; Three Grays, good; Shannon 
and Straw, pleasing; Tom Grimes and Six 
Boys, fine; Vassar and Aiken, good. 

C A. LEEDY. 



When anawering advertisement! kindly mention VARIETY. 



VARIETY 



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THE THREE LYRES 



A MUSICAL ACT OF NOWADAYS 

A NEW ACT FROM THE WEST MEETING WITH SUCCESS 

THIS WEEK (Nov. 28) P. 6. Williams' BRONX Theatre NEXT WEEK (Dec. 5) P. G. Williams' 

ORPHEUM, Brooklyn, N. Y. 



VARIETY ARTISTS' ROUTES 

FOR WEEK DEC. 5 

WHEN NOT OTHERWISE INDICATED. 

(The routes given are from DEC. 4 to DEC. 11, inclusive, dependent upon the opening 
and closing days of engagement in different parts of the country. All addresses are 
furnished VARIETY by artiste. Addresses care newspapers, managers or agents will not 
be printed.) 

"B. R." after name indicates act is with burlesque show mentioned. Routes may be 
found under "Burlesque Routes." 

ROUTES FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK MUST REACH THIS OFFICE NOT LATER 
THAN WEDNESDAY MORNING TO INSURE PUBLICATION. 

TEMPORARY ADDRESSES WILL BE CARRIED WHEN ACT IS "LAYING OFF." 

PERMANENT ADDRESSES GIVEN FOR OVER THE SUMMER MUST BE RE- 
PLACED BY WEEKLY ROUTE FOR THE PRESENT SEASON. 



ART ADAIR 

The Original "HANK 8PONOB." 
Next week (Dec. 4), Columbia, Kan. City, Kan. 

Adams Sam D Trocaderos B R 
Adams Billy 30 Mllford Boston 
Adams & Lewis 106 W Baker Atlanta 
Adams Milt Hastings Show B R 
Admont Mitzel 3285 Broadway N Y 
Adonis Orpheum Harrisburg 
Aherns 3219 Colo Av Chicago 
Altken Bros 234 Bedford Fall River 
Aitkens Oreat 2210 Gravler New Orleans 
Aitken Jas & Edna 067 Park av N Y 
albanl 1605 Broadway N Y 
Aldlnes The 2022 Cottage Grove Chicago 
Ml Sldi 000 Spring Pittsburg 
Allen Joe Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 
Allen Marie Columbians B R 
Alllnel Joseph 422 Bloomfleld Hoboken N J 
Allison Mr. A Mrs Majestic Montgomery 

Allmon A Nevlns Orpheum Dallas 

UTTLE ALLRIGHT m WIFE 

THE ORIGINAL 
Wm. Morris Time. RICHARD PI TROT, Mgr. 

Alpine Troupe Temple Ottawa 

Alpine Quartette Bowery Burleaquera B R 

Alpha Troupe Orpheum Oakland 

Alrona Zoeller Troupe 260 Hemlock Bklyn 

Alton Grace Follies of New York B R 

Alton Ethel Anderson Louisville 

Altus Bros 128 Cottage Auburn N Y 

Alvarados Ooats 1235 N Main Decatur 111 

Alvln A Zenda Box 365 Dresden O 

Alqulst A Clayton 545 Bergen Brooklyn 

American Newsboys Mlle9 Minneapolis 

Anderson Gertrude Miss N Y Jr B R 

Anderson A Anderson 820 Dearborn Av Chicago 

Andrews A Abbott Co 3062 Morgan St Louis 

Antrim Harry Majestic St Augustine Fla 

Apdales Animals Columbia St Louis 

Apollos 104 W 40 N Y 

Arberg A Wagner 511 E 78 N Y 

Ardelle A Leslie 10 Broezel Rochester 

Arlington Billy Golden Crook B R 

Arlington Four Orpheum Harrisburg 

Armond Grace 810 Dearborn Av Chicago 

Armond Ted V Serenaders B R 

Armstrong and Verne Royal Wellington N Z 

Arthur Mae 15 Unity PI Boston 

ABhner Tessle Irwins Big Show B R 

Atkinson Harry 21 B 20 N Y 

Atlantis A Flsk 2511 1 Av Billings Mont 

Atwood Warren 111 W 81 N Y 

Aubrey Rene Runaway Girls B R 

Auer SAG 418 Strand W C London 

Austin Jennie Follies of New York B R 

Austin A Klumker 3110 B Phila 

Ayers Ada Follies of New York B R 

B 

Bander La Velle Trio Pantnges Los Angeles 
Bachen A Desmond 1347 N 11 Philadelphia 
Baker Billy Meirv Whirl B R 
Baker Harry 3042 Renow W Philadelphia 
Baker De Voe Trio Dainty Duchess B R 
Baker John T Star Show Girls B R 
Bannan Joe Girls from Happyland B R 
Bantas Four Columbians B R 
Benyan Alfred 122 Smith Winnipeg Can 
Baraban Troupe 1304 Fifth Ave N Y 
Barbee Hill A Co 1262 Nat Av San Diego 
Barber A Palmer American Omaha Indef 
Barnes A Crawford Orpheum Montreal 
Barnes & Robinson 237 W 137 N Y 
Barrett Tom Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 
Barrington M Queen of Jardtp de Paris B R 
Barron Geo 2602 5 Av N Y 



Barry A Richards Trent Trenton N J 

Barry A Hack, 761 Windlake Milwaukee 

Bartell A Garfield 2600 E 53 Cleveland 

Bartlett Harmon A Erngif 353 W 56 N Y 

Barto El 2531 N Hollywood Philadelphia 

Barto A McCue Midnight Maidens B R 

Barton Joe Follies of the Day B R 

Bates Vlrgle Irwins Big Show B R 

Bates A Neville 57 Gregory New Haven 

Baum Will H A Co 07 Wolcott New Haven 

Baumann A Ralph 360 Howard Av New Haven 

Baxter Sidney A Co 1722 48 Av Melrose Cal 

Bayton Ida Girls from Happyland B R 

Be Ano Duo 3442 Charlton Chicago 

Beaman Fred J Hudson Heights N J 

Beard Billy Majestic Ft Worth 

Beardsley Sisters Union Hotel Chicago 

Beaugarde Marie Merry Whirl B R 

Beers Leo Jefferson St Augustine Fla 

Behler Agnes Dreamlanders B R 

Behren Musical 52 Springfield Av Newark N J 

Beimel Musical 341 E 87 New York 

Bell Arthur H 488 12 Av Newark N J 

Bell Boys Trio 2206 7 Av N Y 

Bell Norma Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Belle May Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Belmont May Century Girls B R 

Belmont Joe 70 Brook London 

Belmont Florence Girls from Happyland B R 

Belmont M Follies of New York B R 

Belzac Irving 250 W 112 New York 

Benn A Leon 220 W 38 New York 

Bennett Archie Irwins Big Show B R 

Bennett Florence Irwins Majesties B R 

Bennett Sam Rose Sydell B R 

Bennett A Marcello 206 W 67 New York 

Bennett Bros 330 B 66 New York 

Benson Marlon J Passing Parade B R 

Bentley Musical 121 Clipper San Francisco 

Benton Beulah Irwins Majesties B R 

Benton Ruth Big Banner Show B R 

Berg Liddy Bon Tons B R 

Berger Anna Miss N Y Jr B R 

Bernhard Hugh Bohemians B R 

Beverly Sisters 5722 Springfield Av Phila 

Bevins Clem Rollickers B R 

Beyer Ben A Bro, 1406 Bryant Av N Y 

Biekncll A Glbney Princess Hot Springs 

Big City Four Majestic Chicago 

Bison City Four Orpheum Kansas City 

Blssett A Shady 248 W 37 N Y 

Black John J Miss N Y Jr B R 

Black A Leslie 3722 Eberly Av Chicago 

Blair Haze] Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Blamphin & Hehr American Elyria O 

Bloomquest & Co 3220 Chicago Av Minneapolis 

Bobannon Burt Hastings Show B R 

Bolses Sensational 100 W 143 New York 

Bonner Alf Brigadiers B R 

Booth Trio Jacque* Waterbury 

Borella Arthur 524 Stanton Greensburg Pa 

Borrow Sidney Big Banner Show B R 

Bostock Jean Lovemakers B R 

Boutin A Tlllson 11 Myrtle Springfield Mass 

Boulden & Qulnn 212 W 42 N Y 

Houton Harry & Co 1305 E 55 Chicago 

Bouvler Mayme Merry Whirl B R 

Bowers Walters & Crooker Columbia St Louis 

Bouman Fred 14 Webster Med ford Mass 

Boyd & Allen 2706 Howard Kansas City 

Boyle Bros Victoria Lafayette Ind 

Bradley & Ward Royal Manistee Mich 

Bradleys The 1H14 Rush Birmingham 

Brand Laura M 515 Main Buffalo 

Bray Joe Irwins Big Show B R 

Brennan Geo Trocaderos B R 

Brennen Samuel N 2.S56 Tulip Phila 

Breton Ted & Corinne 114 W 44 New York 

Bretonne May A Co Princess Cobalt Can 

Brlnkleys The 424 W 30 N Y 

Brlnkman E Orpheum Canton O 

Brlstow Lydla Dreamlanders B R 

Brltton Nellie 140 Morris Philadelphia 

Brixton A Brixton 708 Lexington Brooklyn 

Browder A Browder 020-5 Minneapolis 

Broe A Maxim 1240 Wabash Av Chicago 

Brookes A Carlisle 38 Olenwood Buffalo 

Brookland Cbas Runaway Girls B R 

Brooks Florrle Big Review B R 



Brooks The Girls from Happyland B R 

Brooks Harvey Cracker Jacks B R 

Brooks A Kingman 2 Lynde Boston 

Brooks & Jennings 861 W Bronx N Y 

Brown Sammle Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Brown A Brown 60 W 115 N Y 

Brown & Wllmot 71 Glen Maiden Mars 

Bruce Lena Lovemakers B* R 

Bruno Max C 100 Baldwin Elmlra N Y 

Bryant May Irwins Big Show B R 

Brydon A Harmon 220 Montgomery Jersey City 

Buckley Joe Girls from Happyland B R 

Buckley Louise San Jose Cal 

Bullock Tom Trocaderos B R 

Bunce Jack 2210 13 Philadelphia 

Burgess Bobby & West Sts Majestic Dallas 

Burgei/ 'Jarvey J 027 Trenton Av, Pittsburg 

Burke « 344 W 14 N Y 

Burke Mfonle Trocaderos B R 

Burke & Variow 4037 Harrison Chicago 

Burnett Tom Century Girls B R 

Burns Jack O H Amityvillc N Y 

Burns May & Lily 116 W 30 New York 

Burrows Lman 2050 North Av Chicago 

Burt Wm P A Daughter 133 W 45 N Y 

Burton Jack Marathon Girls B R 

Busch Devere Four Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Bushnell May Fads A Follies B R 

Butlers Musical 423 S 8 Phila 

Butterworth Charley 850 Treat San Francisco 

Byron Gleta Academy Fall River 

Byron Ben Passing Parade B R 



Cahlll Wm Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Cain John E Knickerbockers B R 

Callahan Grace Bohemians B R 

('■anrepon Eleanor Vaudeville Coats-villc Pa 

Campboll Al 007 Amsterdam Av N Y 

Campbell Harry Marathon Girls B R 

Campbell Phyllis Merry Whirl B R 

Campbell & Parker Rose Sydell B R 

Campbell Zelma Bon Tons B R 

Campeaun Beatrice Knickerbockers B R 

Canfled Al Follies of New York B R 

Canfield & Carleton 2218 80 Bensonhurst L I 

Cantway Fred R 6425 Woodlawn Av Chicago 

Capman Bert Follies of New York B R 

Capron Nell Follies of New York B R 

Cardon Cbas Vanity Fair B R 

Cardownie Sisters 425 N Liberty Alliance O 

Carey A Stampe 824 42 Bklyn 

Carle Irving 42t)3 No 41 Chicago 

Carlton Frank Bway Gaiety Girls B R 

Carmelos Pictures Broadway Gaiety Girls B R 

Carmen Frank 465 W 163 N Y 

Carmen Beatrice 72 Cedar Brooklyn 

Carmontelle Hattle Marathon Girls B R 

Caron A Farnom 235 E 24 N Y 

Carral Holen A Co 1745 Warren Av Chicago 

CarroIIton A Van 5428 Monte Vista Los Angeles 

Carson Bros Orpheum Des Moines 

Carters The Ava Mo 

Casad A DeVerne 312 -Valley Dayton O 

Cashurn & Murphy Wichita Kan 

Casmus & La Mar Box 247 Montgomery Ala 

Case Paul HI S Clark Chicago 

Caulfleld A Driver Norroandle Hotel New York 

Celest 74 Grove Rd Clapham Pk London 

Celeste Grace Midnight Maidens B R 

Chabanty Marguerite Columbians B R 

Chadwick Trio Dominion Ottawa 

Champion Mamie Washington Society Girls B R 

Chantrell & Schuyler 210 Prospect Av Brooklyn 

Chapin Benjamin 566 W ISO New York 

Chapman Sisters 1620 Milburn Indianapolis 

Chase Dave 00 Birch Lynn Mass 

Chase Carma 2015 So Halstead Chicago 

Chassinn Hammcrstoins N Y 

Chatham Sisters 308 Grant Pittsburg 

Chick Frank Brigadiers B R 

Chubb Ray 107 Spruce Scrnnton Pa 

Church City Four 1282 Decatur Brooklyn 

Clalrmont Josephine A Co 163 W 131 N Y 

Clarke Wilfred 130 W 44 New York 

Clark Floretta 10 Lamburt Boston 

Clark Geo Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Clark A Duncan 1131 Prospect Indianapolis 

Clark A Ferguson 121 Phelps Englewood 

Claton Carlos 23516 5 Av Nashville Tenn 

Claus A Radcllffe 1640 Dayton Av St Paul 

Clayton Drew Players American Davenport la 

Clear Chas 100 Mornlngslde Av New York 

demons Margaret Midnight Maidens B R 

Clermonto A Miner 30 W 00 New York 

Clever Trio 2120 Arch Philadelphia 

Cliff & Cliff 4106 Artesian Chicago 

Cllto A Sylvester 2! 18 Winter Philadelphia 

Clure Raymond 657 Dennison Av Columbus O 

Clyo Rochelle 1470 Hancock Qulncy Mass 

Cody A Merritt Sisters Hi ion Augusta Ga 

Cohan Will H Miss New York Jr B R 

Coh<n Nathan Hastings Show B It 

Cole Chas C Rollickers B R 

College Life Polls Wilkes. Barre 

Collins Eddie r, Root] Jersey N J 

Collins Fred Drenmlandnrs B R 

Colton Tommy Fads ft Follies B R 

Colton A Darrow Kentucky Belles B R 

Comrades Four 8J4 Trinity Av New York 

Conn Hugh L Fads * Follies B R 

Conn Richard 201 W 100 N Y 

Connellv Mr. & Mrs Orphoum Duluth 

Connelly Pete & Myrtle 720 N Clark Chicago 

Connelly & Webb Polls Scranton 

Coogan Alan Lovemakers B R 



Cook Geraldlne 675 Jackson Av New York 
Corbett Ada Miss New York Jr B R 
Corbett & Forrester 71 Emmet Newark N J 
Corinne Suzanne Fads A Follies B R 
Cornish Wm A 1108 Broadway Seattle 
Cotter A Boulden 1836 Vineyard Philadelphia 
Coyle A Murrell 3327 Vernon Av Chicago 
Coyne Tom Hastings Show B R 
Crane Mrs Gardner Proctors Newark N J 
Crawford Catherine Reeves Beauty Show B R 
Crawford Glenn S 1430 Baxter Toledo 
Crelghton Bros Midnight Maidens B R 
Cressy A Dayne Majestic Milwaukee 
Crlspl Ida Irwins Big Show B R 
Crosby Ana 162 E 8 Peru Ind 

DICK CROLIUS 

Slang Prince Supreme. 
Permanent address, 224 W. 46th St., New York. 

Cross A Josephine Orpheum Seattle 

Cross A Maye 1312 Huron Toledo 

Culhanes Comedians N Vernon Ind 

Cullen Thos Runaway Girls B R 

Cullen Bros 2016 Ellsworth Philadelphia 

Cummlnger A Colonna Cheltsea London 

Cummings Josle Rose Sydell B R 

Cunningham B A D 112 Wash'nt Champaign 111 

Cunningham A Marlon 155 E 06 N Y 

Curtin Patsle Century Olrls B R 

Curtis Blanche Marathon Girls B R 

Cuttys Musical Orpheum Oakland 

Cycling Brunettes BIJou Duluth 



D. 



Dagwell Sisters Orpheum Harrisburg 

Dale Warren E 1308 S Carlisle Philadelphia 

Dale A Harris 1610 Madison Av New York 

Daley Wm J 108 N 10 Philadelphia 

Dallas Beulah Orpheum Savannah 

Daly A O'Brien National Sydney Indef 

Da lye Country Choir Grand Tacoma 

Darmondy Germantown Phila 

Davenport Edna Big Banner Show B R 

Davenport Flossie Pennant Winners B R 

Davenport Pearle B Orpheum Butler Pa Indef 

Davis Hazel M 3538 La Salle Chicago 

Davis A Cooper 1020 Dayton Chicago 

Davidson Dott 1305 Michigan Av Niagara Falls 

Dawson Ell A Gillette Sisters 344 E 58 N Y 

De Clalnvllle Sid 1313 Douglas Omaha 

DeGrace A Gordon 022 Liberty Brooklyn 

De Lo John B 718 Jackson Milwaukee 

De Mar Rose 807 W 37 PI Chicago 

De Mar Zelle Knickerbockers B R 

De Mario Clnlselll St Petersburg Russia • 

De Milt Oertrude 818 Sterling PI Brooklyn 

De Oesch Mile M 336 S 10 Saginaw 

De Ilenzo A La Due Polls Worcester 

De Vassy ThoB Big Banner Show B R 

De Velde Ermond J A Co 40 Bway Norwich Ct 

De Velde & Zelda Keiths Patcrson N J 

Dc Vere Tony Watsons Burlesquers B R 

De Verne * Van 4572 Yates Denver 

He Witt Burns Ai Terrace Tlchys Prague Austria 

De Young Tom l.">0 E 113 New York 

De Young Mabel 122 W 115 New York 

Dean Lew 452 2 Niagara Falls 

Dean & Sibley 403 Columbus Av Boston 

Dcavc* Harry A Co Crystal Chicago 

Deery Frank 204 West End Av New York 

Delaney Patsy Miss New York Jr B R 

Delmar A Delntar Pantages Denver 

Delmor Arthur Irwins Big Show B R 

Delmore Adelaide Girls from Happyland B R 

Helton Bros 201 W 38 New York 

Demacos 112 N Phila 

Deming A Alton Americans B R 

Dcnman Louise 180 Rawson Atlanta 

Denton G Francis 451 W 44 New York 

Desmond Vera Lovemakers B R 

Diamond Four Empress Ft Worth 

Dlas Mona Bohemians B R 

Anita Diaz's Monkeys 

Next Week (Dec. 5). Grand, Syracuee. 
Direction AL SUTHERLAND. 



Dlolas The 162 E 5 Mansfield O 

Dixon Belle College Girls B R 

Dobbs Wilbur Ginger Girls B It 

Dodd Emily & Jessle201 Division Av Brooklyn 

Doherty A Harlowe 428 Union Brooklyn 

Dolan A Lenharr 2400 7 Av New York 

Dolce Staters 240 W 14 N Y 

Donaghy G Francis 310 .">."» Brooklyn 

Donald & Carson 216 W 103 N< w York 

Donegan Sisters Bon Tons B It 

Donner Doris 343 Lincoln John -town I'a 

Doss Billy 102 High Columbia T< h „ 

Douglas A Burns 326 W I : \ V 

Douglass Chas Washington .-'on.-v <;irls II It 

Dow \- Lavnn SOS CauM'.M-l! Av \ Y 

Downey I^eslle T Elite Sti< 1 ■•ivran Wis indef 

Doyle Phil Merry Whirl B R 

Drew Chas Pa -sing Paiade I'. K 



I irew I )on»t h v ".77 ^ \ • 



York 



Duhe Leo L'.'H Sh.w< \ v Trov 

Du Bols Great # Co ^» No Wa-.-h Av Bridgeport 



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VARIETY 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



C olossal S uccess j. RADIE FURMAN 



Next Week (Dec.5)Orph«um v 8an Francisco 



First 



Tears. Es Rests, Orph ei w Circsit 




GRAHAM 



"The Beau Ideal Invention" 

Meeting: With Success in America 



WILUAM MORRIS TIME; 





CATES 

World's Greatest and 
Best Musical Act 

$1,000.00 IN CASH TO PROVE OUR CLAIM 
TO THIS TITLE. ' 



FEATURING 
FRANK B. CATE, CORNET VIRTUOSO. 

WALTER H. CATE. WORLD'S GREATEST 
SAXOPHONE SOLOIST. 

FRED O. CATE, PLAYING THE LARGEST 
SAXOPHONE IN THE WORLD. 

4 LARGE XYLOPHONES, 4 
WORLD'S GREATEST XYLOPHONE TEAM. 



•UY 



FRANCES 



RAWSON AND CLARE 



»» 



M JU8T KIDS" IN "VESTERC 

Completed 21 weeks 8.-C. Circuit Time extended 14 more, 

NEXT WEEK (DEC. 5) MAJESTIC. LA CROSSE. WIS. 



OT" <m frw wm, wr t^MX tJUtt^ ? 



BOBBIE »hd HAZELLE ROBISON 

In "PLAYFUL PATTER" Address: Care VARIETY, Chicago. 

Minneapolis "Journal." Feb. 23, 1010: "Another act on this week's bill at the Unique who 
have strong hold on Minneapolis affections are pretty Hazelle and Buave Bobble Roblson, In 
'Bits of Nonsense.' A line of new patter and several new pleasing songs, Including one of their 
own composition, make the act most acceptable." 




ADAMS 



and 



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•»»• - ••«» 



LEWIS 

In Refined Musical Comedy 

Direction 

Norman Jefferies 






ASSISTED BY 







"MONSIEUR OSCAR." 
One of Torcat's Stars. 




M'LLE FLOR D'ALJZA 



Presenting the Only Troupe of Trained 
Game Roosters in the World 



What Mr. Vic Hugo said of Torcat's Rooster act: 
"I wish to congratulate you for presenting to the 
public one of the best and most novel acts that I 
have played In my theatre ; I also wish to compliment 
you on your stage setting ; It Is, Indeed, very pretty 
and most attractive. The act gave the best of satis- 
faction at my house."— Vic Hugo, Manager Majestic 
Theatre, Cedar Rapids, Not. 20, 1010. 



LAWRENCE JOHNSTON 

The King of Ventriloquists. 



MABEL. JOHNSTON 

World's Greatest Lady Ventriloquist. 



BACK ON BROADWAY 



OLLIE YOUNG i MISS APRIL 



One of the effective numbers at the Fifth Ave. this week. 



Address Hotel Van Courtland, 49th St. and Bway., New York 







World's Greatest Risley Acrobats 

Including 3 Ponies, 1 Donkey 



Next Week (Dec. 5) Orpheum, Brooklyn 
Dec. 12, Alhambra, New York 



VARIETY 



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De Mara A Oualtierl 307 W Water Elm Ira N T 

Duffy Tommy Queen of Jardin de Parle B R 

Dulzell Paul Polls Bridgeport 

Duncan A O 942 B 9 Bklyn 

Dunedin Troupe Bod Tons B R 

Dunham Jack Bohemians B R 

Dunn Arthur P 217 E Lacock Pittsburg 

Dupllle Ernest A 98 Charing Cross London 

Duprez Fred Orpheum New Orleans 

Durgln Oeo Passing Parade B R 

Dwyer Lottie Trio 130 Scott Wilkes Barre 



JEANETTE DUPRE 

Address American Theatre, San Francisco. 



Eddy A Tallman 640 Lincoln Blvd Chleage 
Edman A Oaylor Box 39 Richmond Ind 
Edna Ruth 419 W Green Olean N T 
Edwards Gertrude Miss New York Jr B R 



EDWARDS, VAN m TIERNEY 

REFINED ENTERTAINERS. 

Management Ed. 8. Keller. 

Next Week (Dec. 5), Keith's, Providence. 

Edwards Shorty 213 Carroll Alleghenr 

Edythe Corlnne 325 8 Robey Chicago 

Egan Geo Marathon Girls B R 

Ehrendall Bros A Dutton Keiths Peterson 

El Barto 2531 Hollywood Philadelphia 

Elber Lew Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Elliott Jack Runaway Girls B R 

Ellsworth Harry A Lillian Century Girls B R 

El wood Perry A Downing 024 Harlem At Balto 

Emelie Troupe 604 E Taylor Bloomington 111 

Emerald Connie 41 Holland Rd Brixton London 

Emerson A Le Clear 23 Beach At Grand Rapids 

Emerson Ida Robinson Crusoe Olrls B R 

Emerson Harry Midnight Maidens B R 

Emmett A Lower 410 Pine Darby Pa 

Englebreth G W 2313 Highland At Cincinnati 

Ensor Wm Hastings Show B R 

Esmann H T 1284 Putnam Av Brooklyn 

Evans Allen 1 Twins Big Show B R 

Evans Bessie 3701 Cottage Grove A Chicago 

Evens Fred A Beattle Knickerbockers B R 

Evans Teddy Midnight Maidens B R 

Evans A Lloyd 023 E 12 Brooklyn 

Evelyn Sisters 252 Green At Brooklyn 

Everett Gertrude Fads A Follies B R 

Evers Geo 210 Losoya 8an Antonio 

Swing Chas A Nina 455 Telfair Augusta 



Fali-chlld Sisters 320 Dlxwell At New Haven 
Fairchlld Mr A Mrs 1321 Vernon Harrlsburg 
Fairburn Jas Miss New York Jr B R 
Falls Billy A 488 Lyell At Rochester 
Fanta Trio 8 Union Sq New York 

FARRELL-TAYLOR TRIO 

Funniest Mack Face in Vaudeville. 
This Week (Nov. 28), Manhattan Opera 
House. New York. 



Fawn Loretta Rose Sydell B R 

Fay Qua Irwlns Majesties B R 

Fay Two Coleys A Fay Orpheum Easton 

Fennel & Tyson Sheas Buffalo 

Fenner A Fox 630 Central Camden N J 



DAVE FERGUSON 

Next Week (Dec. 5), Poll's, New Haven. 



Ferguson Mabel Bowdoin Sq Boston indef 
Ferguson Frank 480 E 43 Chicago 
Ferguson Jos 127 W 67 New York 
Ferguson Marguerite Hastings Show B R 
Fern Ray 1300 W Ontario Philadelphia 
Fernandez May Duo 207 E 87 New York 
Ferrard Grace 2716 Warsaw At Chicago 
Fields School Kids Hamlin Chicago 
Finn A Ford 280 Revere Wlnthrop Mass 
Finney Frank Trocaderos B R 
Fisher Marie Bway Gaiety Girls B R 
Fisher Susie Rose Sydell B R 
Fiske Gertrude Brigadiers B R 
Fitzgerald A Qulnn Bowery Burlesquers 
Fltzsimmons A Cameron 5600 S Green Chicago 
Fletchers 33 Rondell PI San Francisco 



JEANIE FLETCHER 

SCOTTISH PRIMA DONNA 

America Travesty Stars 

Pickwick, San Diego, Cal. Indefinite. 



Fletcher Ted 470 Warren Brooklyn 

Florede Nellie Columbians B R 

Follette A Wicks 1824 Gates At Brooklyn 

Forbes A Bowman 201 W 112 New York 

Force A Williams Orpheum Lincoln Neb 

Force Johnny 800 Edmonson Baltimore 

Ford Geo Queen of Jardin de Paris B R 

Ford A Co 300 Fen ton Flint Mich 

Ford A Louise 128 8 Broad Mankato Minn 

Foreman Robt N 308 W 00 New York 

Fonnby Geo Walthew House Wlgan England 

Foster Harry A Sallle 1836 E 12 Philadelphia 

Foster Billy 2316 Centre Pittsburg 

Fox A Summers 517 10 Saginaw Mich 

Fox Florence 172 Filmore Rochester 

Fox Will World of Pleasure B R 

Foyer Eddie 0020 Plerpont Cleveland 

Francis Wlnnifred Vanity Fair B R 

Francis Wlllsrd 67 W 138 New York 

Franclscos 343 N Clark Chicago 

Frank Sophia A Myrtle Miss New York Jr B R 

Franz Slg Ginger Girls B R 

Freed Jack 17 E 105 New York 

Freeman Florence Bway Gaiety Girls B R 

freeman Frank E Queen of Bohemia B R 

Freeman Bros Girls from Happyland B R 

Frellgh Llssie Bowery Burlesquers B R 



French Henri Gerard Hotel New York 
French A Williams 821 W Blaine Seattle 
Frevoll Majestic Birmingham 
Prlcke Wiilman Loveinakers B R 
Frobel A Ruge 314 W 23 New York 



Oaffney Sisters 1407 Madison Chicago 

Oaffney Al 803 Vernon Brooklyn N Y 

Gage Chas 170 White Bprtngneld Mass 

Gale Ernie 160 Eastern Av Toronto 

Gallagher Ed Big Banner Show B R 

Garden Geo Olrls from Hsppyland B R 

Gardner Andy Bohemians B R 

Gardner Oeorgle A Co 4646 Kenmore Av Chic 

Gardiner Family 1058 N 8 Philadelphia 

Oarrlty Harry Princess Los Angeles indef 

Oath Karl A Emma 508 Cass Chicago 

Oaylor Chaa 768 17 Detroit 

Gear Irving Century Olrls B R 

Oenaro A Thoel Majestic Corslcana Tex Indef 

George Chaa N Potomac Hagerstown Md 

George Armstrong T Jacks B R 

Germane Anna T 25 Arnold Revere Mass 

Getting* J F Marathon Oirla B R 

Oeyer Bert Palace Motel Chicago 

Gilbert Ella R Runaway Olrls B R 

GUI Edna Queen of Jardin de Paris B R 

Ollmore Mildred Broadway Gaiety Girls B R 

Glrard Marie 41 Howard Boston 

Gleaaon Violet 480 Lexington Waltbam Mass 

Glover Edna May 862 Emporia At Wichita 

Godfrey A Meaderson 22U0 B 14 Kansas City 

Goforth A Doyle 251 Halsey Brooklyn 

Golden Claude 177 Walnut At Boston 

Golden Sam Washington Society Girls B R 

Golden Nat Hastings 8how B R 

Goldle Annette Big Banner Show B R 

Goldle Jack Ginger Girls B R 

Goodrich Mitchell Hastings Show B R 

Goodrode Great Vaudeville Otsego Mich 

Gordo El Victoria Baltimore 

Gordon Wm C Orpheum Schenectady 

Gordon Dan 1777 Atlantic Av Brooklyn 

Gordon A Barber 26 80 Locust Hagerstown Md 

Gossans Bobby 400 So 6 Columbus O 

Oottlob Amy 600 No Clark Chicago 

Gould C W Marathon Girls B R 

Gould A Rice 326 Smith Providence R I 

Goyt Trio 856 Willow Akron O 

Grace Frank College Girls B R 

Graham Frank Marathon Olrls B R 

Orannon I la Melrose Park Pa 

Orant Burt A Bertha 2056 Dearborn Chicago 

Granville A Mack Cherry Blossoms B R 

OranTllle A Rogers Majestic Milwaukee 

Graves Joy Dreamlanders B R 

Gray A Gray 1022 Birch Joplln Mo 

Gray A Graham Sydney Australia Indef 

Green Edna Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Green Ethel Grand Syracuse 

Greene Wlnnifred Runaway Olrls B R 

Oremmer A Melton 1437 8 6 Louisville 

Grieves 155 W 63 New York 

Griffith John P Trocaderos B R 

Griffith Myrtle E 5805 Klrkwood Av Pittsburg 

Griffs A Hoot 1328 Cambria Philadelphia 

Grimes Tom A Gertie Wllllamstown N J 

Grimm A Satchell 255 Rldgewood av Bklyn 

Groom 81sters 503 N Hermitage Trenton N J 

Grossman Al 532 North Rochester 

Grover A Richards Orpheum Ogden Utah 

GroTlnl Oeanette Washington Society Girls B R 

Gruber A Kew 408 4 Av E Flint Mich 

Gullfoyle A Charlton 303 Harrison Detroit 

Guyer Victoria Miss New York Jr B R 

H. 

Hall E Clayton Elmhurst Pa 

Hall Ed Passing Parade B R 

Hall Geo F Empire Plttsfleld Mass 

Hall A Pray 50 Columbia Swampscott Mass 

Hall A Briscoe 56 Orchard Norwich Conn 

Halperin Nan 1621 E 17 At Denver 

Halls Dogs 111 Walnut Revere Mass 

Halpern Leo Hastings Show B R 

Halson Boys 21 E 08 New York 

Halsted Willlard 1141 Prytania New Orleans 

Hamllns The 51 Scoval Pi Detroit 

Hamilton Estelle B Miles Minneapolis 

Hamilton Maude Watsons Burlesquers B R 

HAMMOND and FORRESTER 

SulllTan-Consldlne Circuit 

Hammond Oracle Robinson Crusoe Olrls B R 
Hampton A Bassett 4866 Wlnthrop Av Chicago 
Haney A Long 117 State N Vernon Ind 
Haney Edith Gaiety Springfield 111 



EDITH HANEY 

POCKET EDITION COMEDIENNE. 
Always Working. Direction. A. E. MEYERS. 
"^^^™ — — ^— ^— — — — ■ 
Hannon Billy 1530 No Hamlin Av Chicago 
Hanson Harry L Wlllard Chicago 
Hansons A Co 1037 Tremont Boston 
Hanvey A Baylies 552 Lenox Av New York 
Harcourt Frsnk Cracker Jacks B R 
Harmonists Four Oayety Louisville 
Harmonious Four Alamo New Orleans indef 
Harrington Bobby Serenaders B R 
Harris A Randall Indiana Marlon Ind 
Harroa Lucy Knickerbocker* B R 
Hart Bros 204 Central Central Falls R I 
Hart Stanley Ward 344."> Fine St St Louis 
Hart Msurlce 150 Lenox Av New York 
Hart Marie A Billy Orpheum Seattle 
Hartwell Effle Big Banner Sbow B R 
Harvey Harry Hasting* Show B R 
Harvey « The 507 Weptern Mounderllle W Va 
Hartman Gretchen 523 W 135 New York 
Hastings Hsrry Hastings Sbow B R 
Hasty Charlie Majestic Columbus Ga 
Haswell J H Msjestlc El I wood City Pa Indef 
Hatches The 47 E 132 New York 
Hatfield Fannie A Co Bijou Worcester 



Hum kins Harry College Girls B R 

Hawthorne Hilda Orpheum Portland 

Hayes Margaret WaiaouB burlehiiuers B R 

Hayes Gertrude Follies of the Day B R 

Hayes A Patton Carson City Nev indef 

Hayman A Franklin llolborn London 

Haynes Beatrice Ameruan& U K 

Hayward A llayward Grand Evansvllle Ind 

Razellon Jas Washington Society Girls B K 

Hearn Sam Follies of the Day U K 

Heath Frankle Big Review B »\ 

Held A La Rue 1328 Vine Philadelphia 

Helene La Belle Kentucky Belles B R 

Henderson A Thomas T21 W 4U New York 

Hendrlx Klarl College Girls B R 

Henella A Howard 040 N Clark Chicago 

Hennlngs Orpheum Peoria 111 

Henry Dick Ml Palmetto Brooklyn 

Henry Girls 2320 So 17 Philadelphia 

Henrys 423 E 162 N Y 

Herbert Grand Knoxvllle Tenn 

Herberts The 47 Washington Lynn Mass 

Herman Lew Grand Hamilton O 

Herman A Rice 42U W 30 New York 

Hers Geo 832 Stone Av Scranton 

Heesle Orpheum Boise Idaho 

Heverley Great 201 Desmond Sayre Pa 

Hill Arthur Hastings Sbow B R 

Hill Edmunds Trio 202 Nelson New Brunswick 

Hill Chas J Ginger Girls B R 

Hillard May Sam T Jacks B R 

Hlllman A Roberts 516 S 11 Saginaw Mich 

Hills Harry Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Hlnes A Fenton 151 W 63 New York 

Holden J Maurice Dainty Duchess B R 

Holden Harry Knickerbockers B R 

Hollander Joe Irwlns Majesties B R 

Holman Bros 614 Lake Cadillac Mich 

Holmes Ben Box 8111 Richmond Va 

Holt Alf Sydney Australia 

Honan A Helm 128 Lockwood Buffalo « 

Hood Sam 721 Florence Mobile Ala 

Hoover Lillian 432 W 34 New York 

Hopp Fred 320 Littleton Av Newark N J 

Hotallng Edward 557 S Division Grand Rapids 

Howard Bros Polls Hartford 

Howard Chas Follies of New York B R 

Howard Emily 044 N Clark Chicago 

Howard Mote Vanity Fair B R 

Howard Geo F Big Review B R 

Howard Comedy Four 983 3 Av Brooklyn 

Howard Harry A Mae 222 S Peoria Chicago 

Howard Bernice & Co 27>2 W 38 New York 

Howe Sam Lovemakers B R 

Howe Llzette Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Huegel & Qulnn 536 Rush Chicago 

Hufford A Chain Princess Wichita Kan 

Hurlbert A DeLong 4410 Madison Chicago 

Hunt Robt Washington Society Girls B R 

Hunter Ethel 4020 Troost Kansas City 

Hurley F J 152 Magnolia Av Elizabeth N J 

Hutchinson Al 210 E 14 New York 

Huxley Dorcas E Vanity Fair B R 

Hyatt A Le No re 1012 W Lanvale Baltimore 

Hylands Three 23 Cherry Danbury Conn 

Hymer John B Shubert Utlca 

Hynde Bessie 518 Pearl Buffalo 



Imhoff Roger Fads A Follies B R 
Inge Clara 300 W 49 N Y 
Ingram A Seeley 288 Crane Av Detroit 
Ingrams Two 1804 Story Boone la 
Inness A Ryan Majestic Charleston S C 
Irish May Watson Burlesquers B K 
Irving Pearl Pennant Winners B R 
Irwin Flo 227 W 45 New York 
Irwin Geo Irwlns Big Show B R 



J. 



Jackson H'ry A Kate 206 Buena Vista Yonkers 

Jackson Alfred 80 E Tupper Buffalo 

Jackson Robt M Runaway Girls B R 

Jackson A Long No Vernon Ind 

Jansen Ben A Chas Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Jeffries Tom 15o Henry Brooklyn 

Jennings Jewell A Barlowe 3302 Arlington St L 

Jennings A Renfrew Orpheum Ottawa 

Jerge A Hamilton 392 Mass Av Buffalo 

Jerome Edwin Merry Whirl B R 

Jess A Dell 1202 N 5 St Louis 

Jess Johnny Cracker Jacks B R 

Jewel 203 Littleton Av Newark N J 

Johnson Honey 39 Tremont Cambridge Mass 

Johnson Kid Sequin Tour South America 

Johnson Bros A Johnson 0245 Callowhlll Phlla 

Johnston Elsie Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Johnston A Buckley Golden Crook B R 

Johnstone Cheater R 49 Lexington av N Y 

Jones A Rogers 1351 Park Av New York 

Jones Maud 471 Lenox Av New York 

Jones A Gillam Yale Stock Co 

Jones * Whitehead 83 Hoyden Newark N J 

Jose Orpheum Cincinnati 

Joyce Jack Circus Bush Vienna 

Julian & Dyer 07 H1*h Detroit 

Juno A Wells 511 E 78 New York 



Kane Leonard Majestic Houston 

Kartello Bros Paterwon N J 

Kaufman Reba A Inez Folle<» Rergere Paris 

Knufmsn Troupe Columbia Cincinnati 

Kaufman Bros Orpheum Salt Lake 

Kaufmanna Majestic Willi.«ton N D 

Keating A Murray makers Wlldwood N J indef 

Keaton A Barry 74 Roylston Boston 

Kenfons Three Hnthaways I^owcll 

Keeley Bros Apollo Manhclm Ger 



Jim. F. 



THEM'S THEM. 



ANNIE M. 



E. F. HAWLEY and CO. 

THE BANDIT. 
Next Week (Dec. 5), Temple, Detroit. 
EDW. 8. KELLER. Rep. 



KELLY and KENT 



Kelley Joe K and Arch Philadelphia Indef 

Kelly Eugene Knickerbockers B R 

Kelly Lew Serenaders B R 

Kelly A Wentworth Orpheum Champaign 111 

Kelsey Sisters 4832 Christiana Av Chicago 

Keltners 133 Colonial Pi Dallas 

Kendall Ruth Miss New York Jr B R 

Kendall Chas A Maldle 123 Alfred Detroit 

Kennedy Joe 1131 N 3 Av Knoxvllle 

Kenney A Hollls 60 Holmes Av Brookllne Mass 

Kenney Nobody A Piatt Polls Scranton 



Kent A Wilson 0030 Monroe Av Chicago 

Keough Edwin Continental Hotel San Fran 

Kessner Rose 438 W 104 New York 

Kiuuers Bert A Dorothy 1274 Clay San Fran 

Klne Josle Bowery Burlesquers B R 

King Margaret H Serenaders B R 

King Bros Msjestlc Des Moines 

King Violet Winter Gard'n Blackpool Eng Indef 

Klunebrew A Klara O H Plymouth 111 Indef 

Klralfo Bros 1710 3 Av Evansvllle Ind 

Kirschbaum Harry 1023 Main Kansas City 

Klein A Clifton 507 W 124th N Y 

Knight Harlan E A Co Orpheum Spokane 

Knowlee R M College Girls B K 

Knox A Alvln Hathaways New Bedford 

Koehler Oryce 5u5o Calumet Chicago 

Kohers Three 08 13 Wheeling W Va 

Koler Harry Queen of Jardin de Paris B R 

Kovarick Rockland Me 

Kurtls Busse American Chicago 

Kuhns Three Orpheum Loe Angeles 



Lacey Will Mission St Lake 

Lacouver Lena Vanity Fair B R 

Lafayettes Two 185 Oraham Oshkosh 

Laird Major Irwlns Blf Show B R 

Lake Jas J Bon Tons B R 

Lalor Ed Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Lamont Harry A Flo O H Augusta Me 

Lancaster A Miller 640 Jonea Oakland 

Lane A O'Donnell Orpheum Omaha 

Lane Goodwin A Lane 3713 Locust Philadelphia 

Lane A Ardell 332 Genesee Rochester 

Lane Eddie 305 B 73 New York 

Lang Karl 273 Bickford Av Memphis 

Langdons Trevett Chicago 

Lauigan Joe 102 8 51 Philadelphia 

Lanttear Ward E 232 Schaefer Brooklyn 

La Auto Girl 123 Alfred Detroit 

La Blanche Mr A Mrs Jack 3315 E Baltimore 

La Centra A La Rue 2401 2 Av New York 

La Clair A West Star Charelol Pa 

La Fere Eleanore Miss New York Jr B R 

La Mar Dorothy World of Pleasure B R 

La Maze Bennett A La Male Manhatn OHNY 

La Moines Musical 332 5 Baraboo Wla 

La Nolle Ed A Helen 1707 N 15 Philadelphia 

LaPonte Marguerite Moosejaw Can 

La Rocca Roxy P 1245 Ohio Chicago 

La Rue A Holmee 21 Llllle Newark 

Le Tell Bros Premier Newburyport Maas 

La Tour Irene 24 Atlantic Newark N J 

La Toy Bros Majestic Dallas 

La Vettes 1708 W 31 Kansas City 

Larkin Nicholas Runaway Girls B R 

La rose 220 Bleecker Brooklyn 

Larrlve 32 Shutter Montreal 

Laurent Marie 70 E 116 New York 

Laurie A Allen Family Wllllamsport Pa 

Lavender Will Big Review B R 

Lavlne A Inman 3201 B 81 Cleveland 

Lavardes Lillian 1200 Union Hackenaack N J 

Lawrence Bill Bohemians B R 

Lawrence A Edwards 1140 West'm'r Providence 

Lawrence A Wright 65 Copeland Roxbury Maas 

Layton Marie 252 E Indiana 'St Charlea 111 

Le Beau Jean Ginger Olrls B R 

Le Grange A Gordon 2823 Washington St Louis 

Le Hlrt 700 Clifford Av Rochester 

Le Pages 120 French Buffalo 

Le Pearl A Bogart 401 Solome Springfield 111 

Le Roy Lillian Marathon Girls B R 

Le Roy Vivian Oolden Crook B R 

Le Roy Vic 332 Everett Kansas City Kan 

Le Roy Chas 1800 N Gay Baltimore 

Le Roy A Adams 1812 Locust Av Brie Pa 

Le Van Harry Big Review B R 

Leahy Bros Harrison Pawtucket R I 

Lee Minnie Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Lee Rose 1040 Broadway Brooklyn 

Lefflngwell Nat A Co Los Angeles 

Lelck A Keith Tlvoll Dublin 

Lennon Bert Orpheum Freeport 111 

Lenss The 1818 School Chicago > 

Leonard A Drake 1000 Park PI Brooklyn 

Leonard A Phillips Hong Kong Toledo Indef 

Leonl Ruby Cracker Jacks B R 

Lerner Dave Americans B R 

Les Jundts 523 E Richard Dayton O 



ERT LESLIE 

KINO OF SLANG. 
With "Our Miss Olbbe," En Tour. 



Leslie Geo W Academy Buffalo 

Leslie Genie 301 Tremont Boston 

Leslie Frank 124 W 130 New York 

Leslie Mabel Big Banner Show B R 

Lestelle Eleanore Merry Whirl B R 

Lester Joe Golden Crook B R 

Lester A Kellet 318 Falrmount Av Jersey City 

Lev I no D A Susie 14 Prospect W Haven Conn 

Levitt & Falls 412 Cedar Syracuse 

Levy Family 47 W 120 New York 

Lewis A Vanity Fair B R 

Lewis A Lake 2411 Norton Av Kansas City 

Lewis Phil J 116 W 121 New York 

Lewis Walter A Co 677 Wash'n Brookllne Maaa 

Lewis A Chapln Colonial Lawrence Mass 

Lewis A Green Dainty Duchess B R 

Lewis A Harr 146 W 16 N Y 

Lillian Grace Century Girls B R 

Llngermans 705 N 5 Philadelphia 

Liscord Lottie Watsons Burlesque B R 

Ltnsman Harry Hastings Show B R 

Little Stranger Polls Bridgeport 

Livingston Murry 830 E 163 New York 

Lloyd A Castano 104 W 01 New York 

Lloyd A Rumley Liberty Pittsburgh 

Lockwood Sisters Star Show Girls B R 

Lockwoods Musical 133 Cannon Poughkeepsle 

Lohse & Sterling National N Y 

London A Rlker 32 W 98 New York 

Long A Cotton American New Orleans 



A ReflnM Novelty SinKlriK Art. 
Nextr Week (Dei-. &). Majestic, Rock Island. 



Loral ne Oscar Anderson Louisville 
Loralne Harry Big Review B R 



28 



VARIETY 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTIS\TS 

It has come to the notice of oar Manager, Mr. Jack Levy, that an act has been playing on the "small time" under the name of Anna and Effie 
Conley. We wish to advise managers we are not that act and have not been playing the "small time." We are the original Anna and Effie 
Conley. Any other act using this name and not booked by Jack Levy is employing an established vaudeville name to further their own purposes. 



NOTICE 





UNITED TIME 



(Original) 



Management of JACK LEVY 



IMMACULATE 




mma Don 

COMING EAST. FINISH WESTERN TOUR DEC. 10. 

According to NEWSPAPER CRITICS, Emma Don has made a BIGGER HIT than any other 
MALE IMPERSONATOR who ever came from ENGLAND. 

Will accept ENGAGEMENTS In the FIRST-CLASS HOUSES ONLY. 

Address care VARIETY. New Cork City. 

Sam ' aim Mary Marble 



in Vaudeville 

Direction JOHN W. DUNNE 



MITCHELL, WELLS and LEWIS 




^0 

S7w ftotfvkfllfr 6no«>: ''■— 
Week Dec. 12. President, Chicago 
Direction. LEE KRAUSE 



TOM 



JOHN 



MacEvoy i Powers 

Introducing a comedy offering In one, en- 
titled "The Traveling Salesmen." United Time. 
"Still Selling Door Mats." 



The 6REAT 
KAUFMANN TROUPE 

laclriisi "FRANK," Orpheum Ciicuit 

Perm. Add. 424 Amu St., 
Rochester, N. Y. 




EDW. BARNES ™° MABEL ROBINSON 

R SONOS 



ULAR SI NO 

We almost worked two consecutive weeks 



epresentative JAtVI 



Fourteen Weeks for 
Bert Levey Circuit 
Without a Lay-off 



BOBBIE 



CHARLIE 



JONES « GREINER 



COMING EAST 

A LIVE ONE 

WATCH FOR US 

Addr«w Car* VARIETY. Chicago 



ORIGINAL 



CHURCH CITY FOUR 



BOHLMAN 
WIN ROW 
REED 
CAMPBELL 



PLATING WESTERN VAUDEVILLE ASSOCIATION TIME 



UNIQUE SINCINO, OOMEDY AND PIANO DIVER8ION IN "ONE" 

THIS WEEK (Now. 28), BIJOU. JACKSON. MICH.; NEXT WEEK (Dec. 5). MAJESTIC. KALAMAZOO, MICH. 1 



OPEN ON INTERSTATE TIME DEC. Ifi 





VARIETY says on "Open Door":— "Mr. Lawson appeared to better advantage in character work as the old man in 'The Monkey's Paw'. It has unpleasant features; 

* *■ * Lawson's declamatory defense of 'The Jew'.' 
"EVENING MAIL" says:— "John Lawson is one of the best actors in New York. You forget he is>cting. He is really living the character." 

IN LONDON. RETURNING DEC. 15 ^"^^ "HUMANITY," "WHY THE THIRD FLOOR PASSED." "SALLY IN OUR ALLEY." Etc. 



FREEMAN BERNSTEIN will give information. 



Cable "THEATREBAY, LONDON" 



Another from 

the WEST 

Booked over the 

ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 




Trio 



HE88 
L.I 



MUNRO 
> INS 



POWELL 
RUftVIEN 



I 



Opening at 

Orpheum Theatre 

Ogden, Utah 

Week Dec. 4 



Hear "Tom" Sing 
Oh! Say Wouldn't 
That bo a Dream? 
and see them do 
their "Bear Dance" 



FLETCHER 



A KNOCKOUT, 
Now on the Pan- 
tages Circuit. 



REFEREl 



YER8 



When amavMimg odvertUemenU ktnSty mention TAM1WTT. 



VARIETY 



LoTett Ed World of Pleasure B R 

Lowe Leslie J Hong Kong Toledo Indef 

Lowe Musical Colonial St Louis 

Lower F Edward Hastings Show B R 

Luce 4 Luce 026 N Broad Philadelphia 

Luken Al Marathon Girls B R 

Luttinger Lucas Co 536 Valencia San Fran 

Lynch Haiel 355 Norwood Av Grand Rapids 

Lynch Jack 93 Houston Newark 

Lynch 6 Zeller Keiths Providence 

Lynn Louis Star Show Girls B R 

Lynn Roy Box 62 Jefferson City Tenn 

Lyon A Atwood Dunns Cafe San Fran lndef 



Macdonald Sisters 12 Bache San Francisco 

Mack Tom Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Mack A Co Lee 666 N State Chicago 

Mack Wm Follies of the Day B R 

Mack A Mack 6847 Chestnut Philadelphia 

Mack A Walker Polls New Haven 

Mackey J 8 Runaway Girls B R 

Macy Maud Hall 2618 B 26 Sheepshead Bay 

Madison Chas Trocaderos B R 

Mae Florence 43 Jefferson Bradford Pa 

Mae Rose Passing Parade B R 

Mahoney May Irwlns Big Show B R 

Main Ida Dunns Cafe San Francisco indef 

Maltland Mable Vanity Fair B R 

Majestic Musical Four Bway Gaiety Girls B R 

Makarendo Duo Majestic Birmingham 

Malloy Dannie 11 Glen Morris Toronto 

Malvern Troupe Temple Grand Rapids 

Mangels John W Norka Akron O 

Mann Chas Dreamlanders B R 

Manning Frank 855 Bedford Av Brooklyn 

Manning Trio 70 Clacy Grand Rapids 

Mantells Marionettes 4420 Berkeley Av Chicago 

Mardo ft Hunter Cosy Corner Girls B R 

Marine Comedy Trio 187 Hopkins Brooklyn 

Mario Louise Vanity Fair B R 

Marion Johnny Century Girls B R 

Marlon Dave Dreamlanders B R 

Mario Aldo Trio Orpheum Seattle 

Marr Billle Irwlns Big Show B R 

Marsh ft Middleton 19 Dyer Av Everett Mass 

Martell Family Kentucky Belles B R 

Martha Mile 03 W 01 N Y 

Martin Frank A T Jacks B R 

Martin© Carl ft Rudolph 465 W 57 New York 

Mason Harry L College Girls B R 



BOB MATTHEWS 

60S Gaiety Theatre Bldg., 

Broadway and 46th St, New York. 

THE MATTHEWS AMUSEMENT CO. 



Mathleson Walter 848 W Ohio Chicago 
Matthews Harry ft Mae Robinson Cincinnati 
Matthews Mabel Grand Knoxvllle Tenn 
Maxims Models Eastern Hudson Union Hill NJ 
Maxims Models Western Anderson Louisville 
Maxwell ft Dudley Pastime Wichita Kan 
Mayne Elizabeth H 144 B 48 New York 
Mays Musical Four 154 W Oak Chicago 
Maxette Rose Marathon Girls B R 
McAllister Dick Vanity Fair B R 
McAvoy Harry Brigadiers B R 
McCale Larry Irwlns Big Show B R 
McCann Geraldine ft Co 706 Park Johnston Pa 
McCarvers 144 W 28 New York 
McClain M 3221 Madison Av Pittsburg 
McCloud Mable Bon Tons B R 
McConnell Sisters 1247 Madison Chicago 
McCormick ft Irving 503 W 178 New York 
McCune ft Grant 636 Benton Pittsburg 
McDowell John and Alice 627 6 Detroit 
McGarry ft McGarry Pennant Winners B R 
McGarry ft Harris 521 Palmer Toledo 
McGregor Sandy Brigadiers B R 
McGulre Tutz 09 High Detroit 
Mclntyre W J Follies of the Day B R 
McKay ft Cantwell Orpheum Sioux City 
McNallye Four 229 W 38 New York 
McNamee Bell Oakland 
McWaters ft Tyson 471 60 Brooklyn 
Meehan Billy Sam T Jacks B R 
Meik Anna Brigadiers B R 
Melody Lane Girls Temple Detroit 
Melrose ft Kennedy Grand Indianapolis 
Melrose Comedy Four Columbia Kansas City 
Mendelsohn Jack 103 W 63 New York 
Menetekel 104 E 14 New York 
Meredith Slaters 29 W 65 New York 
Merrill ft Otto Columbia Cincinnati 
Merritt Hal Majestic Johnstown Pa 
Merrltt Raymond 178 Tremont Pasadena Cal 
Methen Sisters 12 Culton Springfield Mass 
Meyer David Lewis ft Lake Musical Co 
Michael ft Michael 320 W 53 New York 
Milam ft De BoIb 825 19 Nashville 
Miles Margaret Fads ft Follies B R 
Military Four 079 E 24 Peterson N J 
Millard Bros Rose Sydell B R 
Miller Larry Princess St Paul indef 
Miller May Knickerbockers B R 
Miller A Queen of Jardin de Paris B R 
Miller Helen Passing Parade B R 
Miller ft Mack 2641 Federal Phlla 
Miller ft Princeton 88 Olney Providence 
Miller Theresa 118 W Grand Av Oklahoma 
Mills ft Moulton 58 Rose Buffalo 
Mlllman Trio Apollo Manhelm Ger 
Mllmars Congress Chicago 
Mintx ft Palmer 1305 N 7 Philadelphia 
Mlskel Hunt ft Miller 108 14 Cincinnati 
Mitchell Bennett Miss N Y Jr B R 
Mitchell ft Cain Regent Salford Eng 
Moller Harry 80 Blymer Delaware O 
Monarch Four Golden Crook B R 
Montgomery Harry 48 E 124 New York 
Montambo A Bartelll 40 E Liberty Waterbury 
Mooney ft Holbein Dundee Scotland 
Moore Snltz Knickerbockers B R 
Moore Helen J Columbians B R 
Moore Geo Prospect Cleveland 
Moosey Wm Brigadiers B R 
Morette Sisters Gaiety Springfield III 
Morgan Maybelle Midnight Maidens B R 
Morgan Bros 2525 E Madison Phlla 
Morgan King ft Thompson Sis 0()3 E 41 Chicago 
Morgan Meyers ft Mike 1236 W 26 Phlla 
Morris Felice Orpheum Los Angeles 
Morris Joe Dainty Duchess B R 
Morris Ed Reeves Beauty Show B R 
Morris Helen Passing Parade B R 
Morris A Wortman 132 N Law Allentown Pa 



Morris ft Morton 1306 St Johns PI Bklyn 

Morris Mildred ft Co 250 W 85 New York 

Morrison May Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Morse Marie Brigadiers B R 

Morton Harry K Golden Crook B R 

Morton ft Keenan 574 11 Brooklyn 

Moto Girl Majestic Ft Worth 

Mowatts Peerless Tlchys Prague Austria 

Mull Eva World of Pleasure B R 

Mullen Tom Queen of Jardin de Paris B R 

Mullen Jim Lovemakers B R 

Muller Maud 601 W 151 N Y 

Mulvey ft Amoros Orpheum Sioux City 

Murphy Frank P Star Show Girls B R 

Murphy Frances Dreamlanders B R 

Murray Elizabeth New Amsterdam N Y Indef 

Murray ft Alvln Great Alblni Co 

Musical Suffragettes Sheas Buffalo 

My Fancy 12 Adams Strand London 

Myers ft MacBryde 162 6 Av Troy N Y 

N 

Nash May Columbians B R 

Nawn Tom ft Co Keiths Phlla 

Nazarro Nat ft Co 3101 Tracy At Kansas City 

Nelson H P Follies of New York B R 

Nelson Chester Americans B R 

Nelson Bert A 1942 N Humboldt Chicago 

Nelson Georgia 2710 Virginia St Louis 

Nelson Oswald ft Borger 150 E 128 N Y 

Nevaros Three Temple Rochester 

Nevins ft Erwood Orpheum Minneapolis 

Newhoff ft Phelps 32 W 118 N Y 

Newton Billy 8 Miss New York Jr B R 

Nlcoli Ida Bohemians B R 

Noble ft Brooks Varieties Terre Haute 

Nonette 617 Flatbush Av Bklyn 

Norrle Baboons Charleston S C 

Norton Ned Follies of New York B R 

Norton C Porter 6342 Kimbark Av Chicago 

Norwalk Eddie 595 Prospect Av Bronx N Y 

Noss Bertha Gerard Hotel N Y 

Nugent J C Orpheum Sioux City 



O'Brien Frank Columbians B R 

O'Connor Trio 706 W Allegheny Av Phila 

O'Dell Fay Miss N Y Jr B R 

Odell ft Gilmore 1145 Monroe Chicago 

Ogden Gertrude H 2835 N Mozart Chicago 

Olio Trio Majestic Butte 

O'Neill A Regenery 592 Warren Bridgeport 

O'Neill Trio Orpheum Waterloo la 

Opp Joe Kentucky Belles B R 

O'Rourke ft Atkinson 1848 E 65 Cleveland 

Orpheus Comedy Four Queen Jardin de P B R 

Orr Chas F 131 W 41 N Y 

Orren ft McKenzle 608 East Springfield O 

Osbun A Doia 335 No Willow Av Chicago 

Ott Phil 178 A Tremont Boston 

Owen Dorothy Mae 3047 90 Chicago 

Ozavs The 48 Klnsey Av Kenmore N Y 



Packard Julia Passing Parade B R 
Palme Esther Mile 121 E 46 Chlcaco 
Palmer Daisy Golden Crook BR 
Palmer Louise Irwlns Big Show B R 
Palmer ft Lewis Pastime Wichita Kan 
Pardue Violet Follies of New York B R 
Parfray Edith College Girls B R 
Parker A Morrell 187 Hopkins Bklyn 
Parvls Geo W 2534 N Franklin Phlla 
Patrldge Mildred Kentucky Belles B R 
Patterson Al Kentucky Belles B R 
Patterson Sam 29 W 133 N Y 
Paul Dottle S Rolllckers B R 
Paul) A Ryholda 359 County New Bedford 
Paullnettl A Plquo 4324 Wain Franklin Pa 



PAULINE 




Qulnlan Josle 644 N Clark Chicago 

R 

Radcllff Pearl Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Ralmund Jim 37 E Adams Chicago 

Rainbow Sisters 840 14 San Francisco 

Rampey Allte Washington Society Girls B R 

Ramsey Sisters 110 Nassau Av Bklyn 

Randall Edith Marathon Girls B R 

Rauf Claude Bway Camden N J 

Rapier John 173 Cole Av Dallas 

Rawls A Von Kaufman BIJdu Duluth 

Rawson ft Clare Majestic La Crosse Wis 

Ray Ethel American Elyrla O 

Ray Eugene 5602 Prairie Av Chicago 

Ray ft Burns Star N Y 

Raymond Clara 141 Lawrence Brooklyn 

Raymond Ruby ft Co Temple Detroit 

Ray more ft Co 147 W 95 N Y 

Reded A Hadley Star Show Girls B R 

Redner Thomas ft Co 972 Hudson Av Detroit 

Redford ft Winchester Orpheum Omaha 

Redway Juggling 141 Inspector Montreal 

Reed ft Earl 236 E 62 Los Angeles 

Reed Bros Majestic Chicago 

Reeves Al Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Reffkln Joe 163 Dudley Providence 

Regal Trio 116 W Wash PI N Y 

Reld Jack Runaway Girls B R 

Reld 8isters 45 Broad Elizabeth N J 

Relnflelds Minstrels 4103 Morgan St Louis 

MAYME REMINGTON 

Exclusive W. V. M. A. Route. Booked Solid. 



Relyea Chas Kentucky Belles B R 
Renalles The 2064 Sutter San Francisco 
Rese Len 1021 Cherry Phlla 
Revere Marie Irwlns Big Show B R 
Reynolds ft Donegan Ronachers Vienna 
Reynolds Lew Follies of the Day B R 
Rhodes Marionettes 38 W 8 Chester Pa 
Rianos Four Orpheum Kansas City 
Rice Louise Dreamanders B R 
Rice Frank ft True 6340 Vernon Av Chicago 
Rise Sully ft Scott Lyric Dayton O 
Rich ft Howard 214 E It N Y 
Rich ft Rich 2229 Milwaukee Av Chicago 
Richard Bros 116 B 3 New York 
Richards Great Keiths Providence 
Riley ft Ahearn 35 Plant Dayton O 
Riley A C 28 W 125 New York 
Rio Violet Knickerbockers B R 
Rlpon Alf 545 E 87 N Y 
Ritchie Billy Vanity Fair B R 
Rltter ft Foster Croydon London 
Roach A E Vanity Fair B R 
Roatlnl Mile Queen of Jardin de Paris B R 
Rober Ous Bowery Burlesquers B R 
Roberts C B 1851 Sherman Av Denver 
Roberts Robt Bowery Burlesquers B R 
Roberts ft Downey 86 Lafayette Detroit 
Robinson Chas A Crusoe Girls B R 
Robinson The 901 Hawthorne Av Minneapolis 
Robinson Wm C 3 Granville London 
Roblsch ft Childress Orpheum Alliance O 
Rocamora Suzanne Columbia Cincinnati 
-Roche Harry Sam T Jacks B R 
Rock ft Rol 1810 Indiana Av Chicago 
Rockway ft Conway Alrdome Chattanooga 
Roeder ft Lester 814 Broadway Buffalo 
Rogers Ed Girls from Happyland B R 
Roland ft Morln 208 Middlesex Lowell 
Rolande Geo S Box 290 Cumberland Md 
Roode Claude M Auditorium Lynn Mass 
Roof Jack A Clara 705 Green Phlla 
Rooney ft Bent Temple Rochester 
Rosaire ft Do re to Hanlons Superba 
Rose Dave Rose Sydell B R 
Rose Blanche Cracker Jacks B R 
Rose Lane ft Kelgard 125 W 43 N Y 
Rose Clarlna 6025 57 Brooklyn 
Rosa .ft Lewis Hip New Castle London 
Ross Fred T O H Chelsea Mich 
Ross Eddie G Majestic Houston 
Ross Sisters 65 Cumerford Providence 
Royden Virgle Rose Sydell B R 
Rush Ling Toy Plaza Chicago 
Russell ft Davis 1316 High Springfeld O 
Rutans Bong Birds Sun Marlon O 

THOS. J. 



Senzell Bros Lyceum Ogden Utah 
Sexton Chas B 2849 Johnston Chicago 
Ssvengala 526 8 Av N Y 



FRANK V. 



GRACB 



LINETTI&M RYANRICHFIELD CO 



UNITED TIME 



Payton Polly Bohemians B R 

Pearl Kathryn ft Violet Sam T Jacks B R 

Pearl Marty 32 Marcy Av Brooklyn 

Peerless Gilbert Ginger Girls B R 

Pearson Walter Merry Whirl B R 

Pederson Bros 635 Greenbush Milwaukee 

Pelots The 101 Westminister Av Atlantic City 

Pepper Twins Lindsay Can 

Pero ft Wilson 317 E Temple Washington O 

Perry Frank L 747 Buchanan Minneapolis 

Peter the Great 422 Bloomfleld Av Hoboken N J 

Phillips Joo Qneen of Jardin de Paris B R 

Phillips Mondane 4027 Belleview Av Kan City 

Phillips Samuel 31H Classon Av Bklyn 

Phillips Sisters 776 8 Av N Y 

Pierson Hal Lovemakers B R 

Pike Lester Irwlns Big Show B R 

Pike ft Calme 973 Amsterdam Av N Y 

Plroscoffls Five Lovemakers B R 

Plsano Yen 15 Charles Lynn Mass 

Plunkett A Rltter 49 Billerlca Boston 

Pollard Gene Casino Girls B R 

Potter Wm Big Banner Show B R 

Potter A Harris 03.10 Wayne Av Chicago 

Powder Saul Follies of New York B R 

Powell Eddie 2314 Chelsea Kansas City 

Powers Elephants 745 Forest Av N Y 

Powers Bros 15 Trask Providence 

Price Harry M 934 Longwood Av N Y 

Prices Jolly 1629 Arch Philadelphia 

Primrose Four Orpheum Easton Pa 

Priors The Tukulla Wash 

Proctor Sisters 1112 Halsey Bklyn 

Pyre Walton Miles St Paul 



Queen Mab A Wels Folly Oklahomr. city 
Qulgg A Nlckerson Follies of 1910 



Next Week (Dec. 5), Majestic, Chicago. 

Rye Geo W 110-4 Ft Smith Ark 
Ryno A Emerson 161 W 174 N Y 

8 

Salambo A Olivettes Majestic Eau Claire Wis 
Salmo Juno Palais Marseilles France 

LACEY SAMPSON 

AND 

MABEL DOUGLAS 

Sanders A La Mar 1327 5 Av N Y 
Sanford A Darlington 3960 Pengrove Phlla 
Saunders Chas Century Girls B R 
Saxe Michael Follies of New York B R 
Saxon Chas Big Review B R 
Scanlon W J Orpheum EvansvlHe Ind 
Scanlon Geo B College Girls B R 
Scarlet A Scarlet 913 Longwood Av N Y 
Schilling Wm 1000 E Lanvale Baltimore 

CUBA DE SCHON 

The Little Indian Girl. 
Playing W. V. A. Time. 

Srlntella 58B Lyell Av Rochester 
Scott Robt I^ovemakers R R 
Scott O M Queen of Jardin de Paris B R 
Scott A Yost 40 Momlngslde Av N Y 
Scully Will P 8 Webster PI Bklyn 
Sean Gladys Midnight Maidens B R 
Selby Hal M 204 Schiller Bldg Chicago 
Besnon Primrose Olnger Girls B R 



SEYMOURahd ROBINSON 

Eccentric Comedians. 
"The Mix and the Mixer" 8.-C. Circuit. 

Seymour Nellie 111 Manhattan N Y 
Shaw Edith Irwlns Majesties B R 
Shea Thos E 3004 Pine Grove Av Chicago 
Shean Al Big Banner Show B R 
Sheck A Darville 2028 N Clark Chicago 
Shelvey Bros 205 S Main Waterbury 
Shepperley Sisters 250 Dovercourt Toronto 
Sheppell A Bennett Dreamlanders B R 
Sherlock Frank 514 W 135 New York 
Sherlock A Holmes 2506 Ridge Philadelphia 
Shermans Two 252 St Emanuel Mobile 
Sherwood Jeanette Ginger Girls B R 

sA Mis * sA * nd Co * 

Sydney Shields 

Shields The 207 City Hall New Orleans 
Shorey Campbell A Co 50 Rock Av Lynn Mass 
Sldello Tom A Co 4313 Wentworth Av Chicago 
Slddons A Earle 2515 So Alder Philadelphia 
Sldman Sam Passing Parade B R 
Slegel Emma Irwlns Majesties B R 
Slegel A Matthews 324 Dearborn Chicago 
Slegrist Troupe Cleveland O 
Silver Nat Watsons Burlesquers B R 
Slmms Wlllard 04.(5 Ellis Av Chicago 
Simonds Teddy Americans B R 
Simpson Russell Big Review B R 
Slater A Finch 10 N 3 Vlncennes Ind 
Small Johnnie A Sisters 620 Lenox Av N Y 
Smirl A Kessner 438 W 164 N Y 
Smith Allen 1243 Jefferson Av Bklyn 
Smith A Adams 408 So Halstead Chicago 
Smith A Brown 1324 St John Toledo 
Snyder A Buckler Fads A Follies B R 
Snyder Trio 32 Hancock Newbern N C 
Somers A Storke Majestic Charleston S C 
Sossln Samuel Hastings Show B R 
Spauldlng A Dupree Box 285 Osslnlng N Y 
Spears The 67 Clinton Everett Mass 
Spears Anna Merry Whirl B R 
Spelvtn Geo Bam-T Jacks B R- 
Spencer A Austin 3110 E Phlla 
Splssell Ladella A Engel Liberty Phlla 
Sprague A Dixon Star Ithaca 
Bpragne A McNeece 632 No 10 Phlla 
Springer A Church 90 4 Plttsfleld Mass 
Stadium Trio St Charles Htl Chicago 
Stafford Frunk A Co Anderson Louisville 
Stagpooles Four Gordon Chelsea Mass 
Staley A Blrbeck National San Francisco 
Stanley Stan 905 Bates Indianapolis 
Stanley Harry S Colonial Indianapolis 
Stanwood David 364 Bremen E Boston 
Starr A Sachs 343 N Clark Chicago 
Stedman Al A Fannie 085 6 So Boston 
Steele Sisters Orpheum Canton 
Stelnert Thomas Trio 531 Lenox Av N Y 
Steinman Herman Lovemakers B R 
Steppe A H 33 Barclay Newark 
Stepping Trio 3908 N 5 Philadelphia 
Stevens Pearl Deffers Saginaw Mich 
Stevens Harry Century Girls B R 
Stevens Will H Serenades B R 
Stevens E 135 So First Bklyn 
Stevens Paul 323 W 28 N Y 
Stevens Llllle Brigadiers B R 
Stevens A Moore Columbians B R 
Stewarts Musical Star Show Girls B R 
Stewart Harry M World of Pleasure J3 R 
Stewart A Earl 125 Euclid Woodbury N J 
Stlckney Louise Hippodrome N Y lndef 
Stlrk A London 28 Hancock Brockton Mass 



STOKES » RYAN 



212 W. 7th St., Wilmington, Del. 

StoneGec^llngerOirls^BM^™"^^"^™"^™ 
St .lames A Dacre 103 W 34 N Y 
Strehl May Bway Gaiety Glrl» B It 
Strickland Rube Empire Milwaukee 
Strohscheln H 2532 Atlantic Bklyn 
Strubblcflcld Trio 5808 Maple Av St Iy>uls 
Suglmoto Troupe Lyric Oklahoma City 
Sullivan Daniel J Majestic Denver 
Sully A Phelps 2310 Bolton Phlla 
Summers AINn 1950 W Division Chicago 
Surazal A Razall Dominion Ottnwu 
Sweeney A Rooney 1320 Wyoming av Detroit 
Sweet Dollle Irwlns Majesties B It 
Swisher Gladys 1154 Clark Chicago 
Swor Bert Columbians B R 
Sydney Oscar Lovemakers B R 
Sylvester Cecelia Passing Parade B R 
Sylvesters The Plymouth Htl Hoboken N J 
Symonds Alfaretta 140 S 11 Philadelphia 
Symonds Jack 3130 Princeton Av Chicago 
Sytz A Sytz 140 Morris Phlla 



Tambo Duo O H Danville Ky 

Tambo A Tambo Empire Newcastle Eiig 

Tangley Pearl 07 So Clark Chicago 

Taylor Mae Star Chicago 

Teal Raymond Happy Hour El Paso Tex lndef 

Temple A O'Brien 429 E 2 Duluth 

Temple Quartette Orpheum Oakland 

Terrill Frank A Fred K17 N Orkm-y Phlla 

Thatcher Fannie Bon Tons II R 

Thomas & Hamilton 007 Dearborn Av Chicago 

Thompson Mark Bohemlnns M R 

Thomson Marry 1JX4 Putnam Av Brooklyn 

Thornton Arthur Golden Crook H It 

Thornton Geo A 395 Broome N Y 

Thorne Mr & Mrs Marry L'^S St Nicholas av N Y 

Thorns Juggling .18 Rose Buffalo 

Thurston Leslie 1322 12 Washington 

Tilton Luclle Mijou Augusta Ga 

Tlnney Frank M Columl-.a St Louis 

Tlvoll Quartette High Life Cafe Mllwalk' Indef 

Torn Jack Trio Orj !) um Marrishurg 

Tombs Andrew College Girls B R 

Toney A Norman Crystal Milwaukee 

Tops Topsy A Tops 3442 W School Chicago 



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IN A BRAND NEW ACT ENTITLED 



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Dialog by Aaron Hoffman 

Scenery by Reisig Manhattan Opera Houee 



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Lyrics and Music by 
Edward B. Madden and Herbert Ashley 



"CHINATOW 

This Week (Nov. 28) Alhambra, New York Now Beware of all Cheap Imitations 

P. 8. I am the originator of tho duologue parody idea and also the author of "Money Mad" and "A Smash-Up In Chinatown." and have written every parody, with one or two exceptions 
used by Matthews and Ashley for the past ten years.— Herbert Ashley. 



Willa Holt Wakefield 



IN VAUDEVI 



DICK and ALICE McAVOY 



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HERALD SQUARE JIMMY" 

-KIN* OF TO NIWUOTB." ▲•areas eare YAmiBTT. Naw Tarfc. 




New Act in Preparation 

Most Georgeoutly Staged Musical Offering 
in Vauderille. Special Scenery; Three People 

MONTGOMERY DUO 



VARIETY 
CHICAGO 



BESSIE WYNN 



IN VAUDEVILLE 



MANUEL De FRATES 

KING OF PYRAMIDS 

THE ONLY ACT OF IIS KIND III THE WJHO. ALF. T. WILTON, Agent 




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THE JERSEY GIRL" 

Feature en S.-C. Circuit 



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Those 

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Dancers 



Doing Extremely Well on the POLI TIME 



Direction NORMAN JEFFERIES, Philadelphia 



United 
Time 





DIRECTI05 

Al 
Sutherland 



HAVE YOUR 



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"Positively the Greatest and 

Best Sharp Shooting Act 

In Vaudeville" 

Next Woek (I >»><*. "») Family , I^lianon 
Direction Taylor & Kaufman, l'hila. 



GEORGALAS 



BRO 



Sensational Rifle Shots 

This Week (Nov. 28) 
William Penn. PMM-iaMa 



LIL 



HAWTHORNE 



Direction, 

M.S.BENTHAM 



VARIETY 



3i 



Torcat * Flor DAJlia Star Chicago 

Tracy Julia Raymond Bartholdi Inn N T 

TraVera Belle 210 N Franklin Philadelphia 

Trayera Phil 5 ■ 115 N T 

Trayera Roland 221 W 42 N T 

Tremalnea Musi 290 Caldwell Jackaonyllle III 

Treror Edwin ft Dolores Golden Crook B R 

Trillen 846 B 20 N T 

Trolley Car Trio Crystal Waterloo la 

Trozell * Wlnchell 808 3 "N Seattle 

Tsuda Harry Orpheum Montreal 



HARRY TSUDA 

UNITED TIME. 
Booked Solid. James E. Plunkett, Mgr. 



Tunis Fay World of Pleasure B R 
Tuscano Bros Polls New Haven 
Tuttle ft May 3887 N Huron Chicago 
Tuxedo Comedy Four Beauty Trust B R 
Tydeman ft Dooley 108 Elm Camden N J 



Ullne Arthur M 1759 W Lake Chicago 
Unique Comedy Trio 1027 Nicholas Phlla 
Usher Claude ft'Fannle Bennetts Hamilton Can 



Vagges Loa Angeles 

Valadons Lea 84 Brewer Newport R I 

Valdare Bessie 305 W 97 N Y 

Valentine ft Ray 253% 5 Jersey City 

Valletta A Lamson 1329 St Clark Cleveland 

Valmnre Lulu ft Mildred Bohemians B R 

Van Chaa ft Fannie Keiths Columbus O 

Van Dalle Sisters 514 W 135 N Y 

Van Horn Bobby 139 Best Dayton O 

Van Osten Eva Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Van Osten Bob Sam T Jacks B R 

Vardelles Lowell Mich • 

Vardon Perry ft Wllber Grand Victoria B C 

Variety Comedy Trio 1515 Barth Indianapolis 

Vassar ft Arken 324 Christopher Bklyn 

Vass Victor V 25 Hasklns Providence 

Vedder Fannie Bon Tons B R 

Vedder Lillle Cracker Jacks B R 

Vedmar Rene 3285 Bway N Y 

Venetian Seres nders 876 Blackhawk Chicago 

Vernon ft Psrker 187 Hopkins Bklyn 

Veronica ft Hurl Falls Palace Blackpool Eng 

Village Comedy Four 1912 Ringgold Phlla 

Vincent John B 820 Olive Indianapolis 

Vinton Grace Serenaders B R 

Viola Bros Orpheum Memphis 

Vloletta Jolly 41 Lelpzlgerstr Berlin Oer 

Von Serley Sisters Marathon Girls B R 

Vyner Iydlla Reeves Beauty Show B R 

W 

Wakefield Frank L Runaway Girls B R 
Walker Musical 1524 Brooknlde Indianapolis 
Walker ft Sturm Colonial Norfolk Va 
Walling Ida Watsons Burlesquers B R 
WaWb Helen ft May Dainty Duchess n R 



WALSH, LYNCH -CO. 

Presenting "HUCKIN'S RUN." 

Direction PAT CASEY. 
Nexl Week (Dec. Til, Majestic, Kalamazoo, 

Mich. 



Walsh Martin Trocaderos B R 

Walters ft West 3437 Vernon Chicago 

Walters John Lyric Ft Wayne ln<1 Indef 

Walton Fred 4114 Clarendon av Chicago 

Ward Alice Reeves Beauty Show B It 

Ward Billy 199 Myrtle av Bklyn 

Ward Marty S Gaiety Girls B R 

Ward ft West 225 B 14 New York 

Warde Mack 300 W 70 New York 

Warner Harry E Rollickers B R 

Washburn Blanche Washington Soc Girls B R 

Washburn Dot 1930 Mobawk Cblcago 

Washer Bros American Cincinnati* 

Water Carl P Sam T Jacks B R 

Waters Hester Washington Soc Girls B R 

Watson Billy W Girls from Happyland B R 

Wayne Jack W College Girls B R 

Wayne Sisters Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Weaver Frank A Co 1700 N 9 Baltimore 

Weber Johnnie Rose Sydell B R 

Welch Ja 8 A 211 E 14 New York 

Welch Thos Runaway Girls B R 

Welch Tint Vanity Fair B R 

Well John 5 Krusstadt Rotterdam 

Wells Lew 213 Shawmut Grand Rapids 

Wenrich ft Waldon Park Erie Pa 

West John Watsons Burlesquers B R 

West Al «0fl E Ohio Pittsburg 

West Wm Irwlns Majesties B R 

Weat Sisters 1412 Jefferson Av Brooklyn N Y 

West A Denton 135 W Cedar Kalamazoo 

Weston Al Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Weston Bert Star Show Girls B R 

Weston Dan E 141 W 118 N Y 

Western Union Trio 2241 E Clearfield Phlla 

Wether II 1 33 W 8 Chester Pa 

Wheeler Sisters 1441 7 Phl'a 

Whirl Four Oermantown Phlla 

White Harry 1003 Ashland At Baltimore 



ETHEL WHITESIDE 

And those "Plckannles." 
"FOLLIES OF COONTOWN." 



White Phil Merry Whirl B R 
Whiteside Ethel Temple Rochester 
Whitman Bros 1335 Chestnut Phlla 
Whitman Frank 133 Greenwich Reading Pa 
Whitney Tlllle 36 Kane Buffalo 



AL. H. WILD 

THAT FUNNY FAT FALLOW. 



Wlehert Grace SOBS Michigan At Chicago 
Wilder Marshall Atlantic City N J 
Wiley May F Big Review B R 
Wllkens ft Wllkens 363 Willis Av N Y 
Wllhelm Fred Sam T Jacks B R 
Wlllard ft Bond Princess Hot Springs Ark 
Williams Clara 24V) Tremont Cleveland 
Williams Cowboy 4715 Upland Phlla 
Williams Chas 2652 Rutgers St Louis 
Williams John Cracker Jack* B R 
Williams Ed ft Florence 94 W 103 N Y 
Williams ft De Croteau 1 Ashton Sq Lynn Mass 
Williams ft Gilbert 1010 Marsbfleld Av Chicago 
Williams A Segal Lyric Dayton O 
Williams ft Stevens 3016 Calumet Chicago 
Williams Molllc Cracker Jacks B R 
Williamson Prank Runaway Girls B R 
Wllllson Herbert Al Fields Minstrels 
Wills ft Hasssn National Sydney Australia 
Wilson Lottie 2208 Clifton av Chicago 
Wilson Fred J 14 Forest Montclalr N J 
Wilson Al ft May Dorp Schenectady Indef 
Wilson Fred Cracker Jacks B R 
Wilson Bros Family Lafayette Ind 
Wilson Frank 1616 W 23 Los Angeles 
Wilson Marie Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 
Wilson LlizU 175 Franklin Ruffaln 
Wilson Jas Ginger Girls B R 
Wilson Pstter Tom 2566 7 Av N Y 
Wilson A Plnkney 207 W 15 Kansas City 
Wilton Joe M 9 A Arch Philadelphia 
Winfleld Frank Hastings Show B R 
Winkler Kress Trio Sheas Toronto 
Wise A Milton Brennan Circuit New Zealand 
Wlthrow A Glover Hoity Toity Co 
Wolfe * Lee 324 Woodlawn Av Toledo 
Wood Bros Vanity Fair B R 
Woodall Billy 420 First Av Nashville 
Wood Ollle 534 W 159 N Y 
Worrell Chas Ceoturv Girls R R 
Wright A Dietrich Polls Wllkea-Barre 
Wright Lillian Majestic Birmingham 



Xaxiers Four 2144 W 20 Chicago 



Yackley ft Bunnell Majestic Dallas 

Yoeman Geo 4566 Gibson Av St Louis 

Yost Harry E World of Pleasure B R 

Young De Witt A Sister Grand Sacramento 

Youna- Csrrle Bohemians B R 

Young Ollle A April Polls Worcester 

Young ft Phelps 1013 Baker Evansvile Ind 



Zancian The 356 W 145 N Y 

Zanfrellas 131 Brixton London 

Zazell A Vernon Seguln Tour So American Ind 

Zeda Harry L 132« Cambria Phlla 

Ze ser A Tborne Wlllards Tempi* of Music 

Zell A Rodgers 67 So Clark Chicago 

Zimmerman Al Drea inlanders M ft 



BURLESQUE ROUTES 

Weeks Dec. ."> and 12 



Americans Howard Boston 12 Columbia Bos- 
ion 

Beauty Trust Empire Hohnkui 12 Music Hall 
N Y 

Behmans Show Oayety Toronto 12 Garden 
Buffalo 

BIr Banner Show Star & Garicr Chleaao 12 
Gnyety Detroit 

HIr Review Lafayette Buffalo 12 Star Toronto 

Bohemians Century Kansas City 12 St indard 
St Louis 

Bon Tons Star Brooklyn 12 Waldmans Newark 

Bowery BurleBcjuers Gaycty Philadelphia 12 
Star Brooklyn 

Brigadiers Bowery New York 12-14 Folly Pat- 
erson 1 .VI" Bon Ton Jersey City 

Broadway Oayety Girls Eighth Ave New York 
12 Empire Newark 

Cherry Blossom <• Empire In.1i:mapol;s 12 
Buckingham Louisville 

Columbia Burlesquers 5-7 Mohawk Schenec- 
tady S-10 Empire Alhanv 12 da vet v Boston 

College Girls Corinthian Ito hester 12-11 Mo- 
hawk Schenectady 1.V17 Empire Alh.aiy 

Copy Corner Girls Standard 't Louis 12 Em- 
pire Indianapolis 

Cracker .lacks Waldmans Newark 12 Empire 
Hohoken 

Dainty Duchess Givetv Boston 12 Columbia 
NY 

Dreamlands Empire Newark 12 Bowery N Y 

Ducklings ."»-7 Luzerne Wilke-»-Barre S-lo Gay- 
cty Scranton 12 Gayety Alhanv 

Fads A Follies Metropolis N Y 12 Westminster 
Providence 

Follies Day Empire Brooklyn 12 Bronx N Y 

Follies New York Gayeiy Brooklyn 12 Olympic 
New York 

GlnRer Girls Westminster Providence 12 Ca- 
sino Boston 

Girls from Dixie Lyceum Washington 12 Mon- 
umental Baltimore 

Girls from Happyland Gayety Wash n-'on 12 
Gayetv Pi'tshurc 

Golden Crook Mu-ic Hill N Y 12 M111r.1v Hill 
N Y 

Hastings Bi^ Show Gayety Pitt<!>ur^ 12 Em- 
pire Cleveland 

Howes Love Maker- Oiyety Louisville 12 Gay- 
ety St Louis 

Imperials Sr .loo 12 C»ntury Kansas Citv 

Irwlns Big Show .V7 Em[>lre Albany v-io Mo- 
hawk Schenectady 12 Gayety Brooklyn 

Irwlns Majesties Casino Boston 12- 14 Empire 
Albany 1.V17 Mohawk Schenectady 

.lardin be Paris Avenue Detroit 12 Lafayette 
Buffalo 

Jersey Lillie-» Gayety St Louis 12 Gayety Kan- 
sas City 

Jolly Girls Academy Pittsburg 12 Star Cleve- 
land 

Kentucky Belles Buckingham Louisville 12 
Peoples Cincinnati 



Knickerbocker Oayety Omaha 12 Oayety Min- 
neapolis 

Lady Buccaneers Folly Chicago 12 Star Mil- 
waukee 

Marathon Girls Empire Toledo 12 Alhambra 
Chicago 

Merry Maidens Trocadero Philadelphia 12 Ly- 
ceum Washington 

Merry Whirl Bronx N Y 12 Eighth Ave New 
York 

Midnight Maidens Gayety Detroit 12 Gayety 
Toronto 

Miss New York Jr Peoples Cincinnati 12 Em- 
pire Cblcago 

Moulin Rouge Columbia Boston 12-14 Bon Ton 
Jersey City 15-17 Folly Paterson 

New Century Girls Petin Circuit 12 Academy 
Pittsburg 

Parisian Widows Empire Cleveland 12 Empire 
Toledo 

Passing Parade Empire Chicago 12 Avenue 
Detroit 

Pat Whites Gayety Girls Star St Paul 12 St 
Joe 

Pennant Winners Casino Brooklyn 12 Em- 
pire Brooklyn 

Queen or Bohemia Murray Hill N Y 12 Me- 
tropolis N Y 

Queen Jardln De Paris Olympic N Y 12 Ca- 
sino Philadelphia 

Rector Girls Star Cleveland 12 Folly Chicago 

Reeves Beauty Show Gayety Minneapolis 12 
Gayety Milwaukee 

Rentz-Santley Gayety Baltimore 12 Gayety 
Washington 

Robinson Cruso Girls Standard Cincinnati 12 
Gayety Louisville 

Rollickers 5-7 Folly Paterson H-10 Bon Ton 
Jersey City 12-14 Gayety Scranton 15-17 
Luzerne Wilkes-Barre 

Rose Sydell Garden Buffalo 12 Corinthian 
Rochester 

Runaway Girls Gayety Milwaukee 12 Star A 
Garter Chicago 

Sam T Jacks Star Milwaukee 12 Dewey Min- 
neapolis 

Serenaders Casino Philadelphia 12 Gayety 
Baltimore 

Star A Garter Alhambra Chicago 12 Standard 
Cincinnati 

Star Show Girls Star Toronto 12 Royal Mon- 
treal 

Ticrr Llllies Monumental Baltimore 12 Penn 
Circuit. 

Trocaderos Gayety Kansas City 12 Gayety 
Omaha 

Umpire Show ."-7 Bon Ton Jersey City S-10 
Folly Pnterson 12-11 Luzerne Wilkes-Barre 
15-17- Gavetv Scranton 

Vanity Fair Columbia N Y 12 Gayety Phil- 
adelphia 

Washington Society Girls Dewey Minneapolis 
12 Star St Paul 

Watsons Burlesquers .V7 Oayety Scranton S-IO 
Luz-rne Wilkes-Barre 12 Trocadero Phila- 
delnh'a 

World of Plensure Royal Montreal 12 Howard 
Bos«on 

Y-'Mkee Doodle Girls Gayety Albany 12 Ca- 
sino Brooklyn 





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lar letters of any de- 
listed when known. 

for two weeks. 

Indicates po~t.il. ad- 



Adams J (C) 
Adams Wm (C) 
Ahlberg J (C) 
Allkens Great 
Alberto Harold 
Albright Bob (C) 
Aider Jane (C) 
A'ethla Mme 
Allstr>n Gertrude 
AMno & Rlalto 
Andersatt FA (C) 
.* rm«Mid Bros <C) 
Ardell Frank" vu 
ArdHI Lillle 
Arto|s Jack 
Ashborn Walter .1 
AiiRor Geo 



B 

Terisa 



(C) 



Baldwin 
Bard D 
Barrett Tln)othy 
I Term an Theresa 
Merman Therese (C) 
1'rnton Granby 

West (C) 
Merg Mros 
Barnan S 
Berry Alice ( C t 
Bernle l/ouls (C) 
"laden Henry 
Bliss Gordon 
Pishop Blanche 
Bolns A Bolus 



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Block so m H 
Bowers Frank (C) 
Boyd Wm II 
Boyd W M 
F'radford * Wilson 
Brand David 
Brltton Bras 
FTroderson Jas 
Pronks Herbert 
Hrown Harry (C) 
Brawn Bros (C) 
Brown A Cooper (C) 
Hrown & Cooper 
Burklev I illlan (C) 
Burke Trixle (P> 
Burkhardt Chas (C) 
Burgess Bob <C) 
Burns Harry M 
Busch Lillian (C) 
Bush Frank 
Barbee Hill A Co (C) 
Beggs Lillian (C) 

C 

Carleton Arthur C 
Carre * Carre 
Carver Jordan 
Csssady Jas D 
f'asey Wm 
• 'nfes Musical 
fates Musical (C) 
Charles Herbert 
Chartres Wlllette 
Cheklng Frank (C» 
eherle Doris 



Chester A Jones (C) 
Clark Edwin 
Clark H O 
Clark Clever 
Clark A Hanson 
Cliff Laddie 
Cole A Johnson 
Collins Norman Wills 

(C) 
Claye Richard 
Collins Lillian 
Conway T A 
Conroy & Lena a Ire 
Caok & Clinton 
Corcoran Jack 
Craige Blanche 
Cralgs Musical (C) 
Cremer ElBle (C) 
Crane Rose (C) 
Cuttya Musical (C) 
Crapo Harry (C) 
Cummings Hazel (C) 

D 
Dalton Mrs 
D'Amon Chester 
Davis Edward 
Davis Geo D 
Davis Josephine 
Dayton Lewis 
DeArmond Grace (C) 
De Balestlers Animals 

(C) 
DeCorno Louis (C) 
Defrejl Gordon 
Delmore John (C) 
De Lorla John 
DeMar Rose (C) 
Delton Henry 
Denis Homer 
Denny Jack (C) 
Dick Wm 
Dixon Lulu 
Draper Bert 
Dreamers Three 
Drown Olive (C) 
Dunbar Harry D 
Dunbar Chas (C) 
Duncan & Sells 

P! 
Edlnger Sisters 
Edward Reese (C) 
Elaine Mabel 
Eldrldge R 
Ernest Harry (P) 
Esmond Fllo 
Evens Rennle 
Excela A Franks (C) 

F 
Farlandeau Doll 
Farley & Clare (P) 
Farrelly ft Herman 
Fenler 1 L (C) 
Ferris W L 
Flalro Blllv (C> 
Flairo Sandy (C) 
Flynn Earl fC) 
Foearty Frank (C) 
Foley Edward 
Foley Roy 
Foley ft Earle 
Foley ft Foley 
Foster C I) 
Fowler Mr (C) 
Fowler De-tle 
Fox Will II 
Fox Jack (CI 
Fox Frank (C) 
Francis Ruth (C) 
Francis Amy (C> 
Freeman Roy 
FrcRoll Mile (C) 
French Carrie 
Frlel Thornton 
Frit z Leo <C) 
Fuller Geo (C) 

G 

Calvin Tommy 
Gardener Eddie 
Gnrdener ft Schrorder 
Gardner Harry (C) 
Garrett Sam (C) 
Gnston Billy 
Geb.auer A 
Grlger Fred ( C ) ' 
Geneva Florence 
Gibson Sidney 
Gibson Del 
Gibson .1 V <C) 
Gilbert Elsie (C) 
C.llden Sisters 
Goodhue Anna 
Goodwin T W 
Gordon ft Redwood 

(C) 
Gordon Wm (C) 
Goyt Trio 
G rah. am Olga 
Grav Julia (P) 
Grero Frnnklo 
Gregg Walter 
Grower Belle (C) 



H 

Hagan Will 
Hamilton Fred P 
Hank Arthur 
Hansen Louise 
Hanson Harry 
Hart Henry 
Hardy Adele 
Harris Frank C 
Harris Frank C 
Healy D 

Hedgecock John (C) 
Hennlngs The 
Henry Cart 
Herman Mexican 
Hler Bert (P) 
Hlrschhorn Geo 
Hornbrocks Bronchos 

(C) 
Holland Kate (C) 
Hoover Lillle 
Howard Geo 
Howlett Wm 
Hoffman Albert (S F) 



Jackson W H 
Jackson Harold (C) 
Jackson A Margaret 

(C) 
Jarrow 
Jefferles Flo 
Johnson L (C) 
Jones A Grlener 
Jolsori Al (C) 
Jose Edouard 
Jordans Juggling 
Joscarys Three 



Kallnowskl Leo (C) 
Kane Eddie 
Kellam Lee (C) 
Kelly Walter (C) 
Kelly ft Kent (C) 
Kershaw Thos (C) 
Kingsley D 
Knowles R G 
Koehler A 

Kuhlman Harry (C) 
Kullervo Bros 

L 
La Falle Pauline 
Lambert Bros (C) 
I^molse Rene 
I^ne Chris (C) 
Lang Geo K (C) 
Ijce Irene 
Le Mont Dan 
LeVeen Sam (C) 
Lc Verne II (C) 
Llndhnlin Chas (C) 
I^cmuels ft I^emueU 
I^eontine Countess 
I^eslle Estharine (C) 
Leslie Ollle (C) 
Llndholm Chas (C) 
Lloyd Earl (P) 
Lloyd Dorothy (C) 
Long Delia (C) 
Loo re Fred 
I.«oran John 
Lorgan Wm 
Lyle Jack 
I^amont Jas (C) 
Leroy Hilda (C) 

M 

Mack Col O C 
Maltland Mable 
Marlon Cliff 
Marron Paul (CI 
Marsh Byron 
Marsden Helen 
Marshall Orace 
May Hattle 
Maye Norman (C) 
McAullffe Harold 
McAvoy Dick ft Alice 
McClay Helen (P) 
MeElroy Jean (C) 
McDowell John ft 

Alice 
MeGarvey Mr ft Mrs 

(P) 
McNallv Four 
McGrath Thos 
Mee K T (C) 
M.lvll'e ft De Vere 
Melrose Jimmie 
Mentekel 

Merrill Sr>bastian 
Merrlt Hal 
Mick Harry 
Mlley Katherln.. (('» 
Miller ' Sam 
Miller Lillian ((') 
Milton Frank 
Mlzuna. N 
Monroe \e,l (<'| 
Montgomery Mae 
Most Duo 
Moore Fred 
Moran John 



. 8TRASSMAN 

Attorney, 853 Broadway. New York. 
Theatrical Claims Advice Free 



IS IT ANY OF YOUR BUSINESS 

that the RAL FIBRE TRUNK is the lighteflt, strun^st and moht serviceable 
theatrical trunk on earth? 



It WOULD PAY YOU WELL to make it your business whin y m hi*\ your m-\t trunkn 

WILLIAM BAL, Inc. 

8BND FOR CATALOGUE V. BUILHEKS OF 

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VARIETY 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



CHARLES AHEARN 




"T» RACING HAN" 

PAT OASJTT, Agent 

GILL BROWN 

AN* 

LILL MILLS 

On the S(ucceas) A C (ontentment) Time. 

CHAS. F. SEMON 

"THE NARROW FELLER" 

ODELL and 
GILMORE 

"THE TOP FLOOR" 

Bjr Cbaa. Horwitx 




VAN 
HOVEN 

"The dlppj mad magician." 

I laughed ai heartily at Van Hoven's act aa 
I hare ever laughed at anj. — "Zlt," New York 
"Journal." 

Van Hoven has something new ; all Imitator* 
would soon be found out, thus meaning failure. 
—"Telegraph." 

Van Hoven got canned on the Tank circuits. 

But Van Hoven made a hit on the real time. 

Van Hoven eats regularly now. Van Hoven 
changes this ad each week. Sure. I'm "Bugs." 
BDW. 8. KELLER. Manager. 

TOOMER 

and 

HEWINS 

"IT HAPPENED IN LONKLTVILLE" 

TERRY TWINS 

The Dromlos of Vaudeville. The most remarkable 
case of Human Duplication in the world 



s^/f) 




As Like ss Two Peas in a Pod 



That Dainty Dacseuse 

Myrtle 

Victor! ne 

Booked Solid. Permanent Address, care 
VARIETY. Chicago. 



Wilfred Clarke 



* "".SSStare aS&VSEyr^.***""" 130 W. 44th St.. New York 




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■VIA 

and j. BERT MACK 

Songs by Ballard McDonald andlEdna Williams 



United Time 



Mot. James Plunket 



REX 



COMEDY CIRCUS 



DOGS, CATS, 
PONIES AND 



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THE N8MEUEIT. MEANEST AND WISEST OLD MULE IN THE WORLD 
NTRODUCING HIS LATEST NOVELTY "JUMPING JUPITER" 

PAUL DURAND. Agent. LongaoreBldg.. Times Square, New York 



Have Your Card in VARIETY 



VIOLIN 
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THE GENIUS ON THE 

VIOLIN 

A WIZARD AT THE 

PIANO 

PUrioi All The Tim. 
MiMttieit, IRVINC COOPEI 



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IN HER ORIGINAL HU LA-HULA DANCE 

TOOTS-PAKA 

PAKA'S HAWAIIAN TRIOI II 
OTHERS, IMITATORS and FAKES 



With 

"ECHI" Co 

Rep. 

PAT 
CASEY 



HARRY TATE'S Co. 

FISHING MOTORING 



New York 
England 
Australia 
Africa 



Toe Lady 




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The Lobster 



AND 



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PRESENTING 



Marion Gibney 



"The LaJy and the Lobster" 




O. M. Bicknell 



Invest Your money in Real Estate 

Farms of all sizes and descriptions in the FISHING 
DISTRICT of Northern Indiana, also City Lots in the 
MAGIC CITY, of GARY, Indiana. For further Par- 
ticulars address 

HN ¥*. REEI 




, Care Variety, Chicago 



AWTHORNE 

AND "JOHNIE" A BIG HIT 

At the Orpheum, Seattle, this >eek (Nov. 28) 
Neil Wfik (Oec. 5) Orpkira, PorMari AL SUTHERLAND. Pathflnd* r 






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Now B ?.a."C°<Z!a,. WILLIAM MORRIS 

TftrttTlllt Acts Desiring Either American or English Engagement Plana* 

Communicate with Any Office Mentioned Below. 
NEW YORK, American Music Hall Blig. CHICAGO, 167 Dearborn St. 



INCORPORATED 



AGENCY 



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LTD. 



8 New Coventry Street, LONDON, W. 



GEORGE FOSTER, Managing Director 



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Cables Confirmation, London 



MANAGERS and TREASURERS 

Are you ualng 

TAYLOR'S WEEKLY STATEMENT 

Saves all Bookkeeping and work. 

NOW IN USB BY ALL REAL VAUDEVILLE HOUSES. 

Each book contains 52 weeks. 

SENT UPON RECEIPT OP PRICE, 12.00. 

Send Stamp for Sample Page. 

M. W. TAYLOR, Liberty Theatre, Philadelphia. 



BOOK? 



CHURCH 



Bookings arranged for standard acta In NEW ENGLAND 
Territory. Comedy and novelty acta especially. Using sev- 
eral big acts each week. 

CHURCH BOOKING OFFICE, 43 Tremont St., BOSTON. 



Hammerstein's 

WTe j o AMERICA'S MOST 

VlsPlfYl*l£l FAMOUS VARIE- 

V IVslvPM 111 TY THEATRE. 

OPEN THE YEAR AROUND. 

Vaudeville Headliners 
and Good Standard Acts 

If you have an open week you want to fill at 

short notice, write to W. L. DOCKSTADER. 

GARRICK THEATRE, WILMINGTON, DEL. 

Can close Saturday night and make any city 

east of Chicago to open Monday night. 

COLONIAL 
THEATRE 

ERIE. PA. 

We Break Long; Jumps 

For Feature Acts 

Going East or West 

WRITE OR WIRE 

A. P. WESCHLER, Manager 

A. E. MEYERS 

Majestic Theatre Bldg., CHICAGO 

(Room 1206). 

CAN HANDLE ANYTHING from a Single to 
a Circus. Write or wire open time. 



BRENNAN'S AUSTRALIAN 
VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT 

JAMES BRENNAN. Sole Proprietor. 
WANTED: FIRST-CLASS SPECIALTY ACTS. 
FARES and BAGOAGE PAID by the manage- 

SIXTEEN SUCCESSIVE WEEKS. 
FARES and BAGGAGE PAID by the mange- 
ment from time of arrival until departure from 
Australia. ONE PERFORMANCE AT NIGHT; 
MATINEES, WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS 
AND HOLIDAYS. NO SUNDAY WORK. Five 
per cent, commission charged on all contracts. 
Only address, 

JAS. C. BAIN, General Manager 

National Amphitheatre, Sydney, Australia. 

Cable Address, PENDANT. 

BORIMHAUPT 

INTERNATIONAL AGENT. 
15 Galerie Du Roi, Brussels. 

ERNEST EDELSTEN 

VARIETY AND DRAMATIC AGENT. 

17 Green St., Leicester Square, LONDON, 

Sole Representative. 

John Tiller's Companies Walter C. Kelly 

Little Tich Fragson 

Always Vacancies for Good Acts. 

HYDE & BEHMAN 

AMUSEMENT COMPANY 

Temple Bar Building, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

STAR THEATRE Brooklyn 

GAYETY THEATRE Brooklyn 

GAYETY THEATRE Pittsburg 

STAR AND GARTER Chicago 

ALWAYS OPEN TIME FOR FEATURE ACTS 

La Cinematografia Italiana 

IS ITALY'S LEADING PArEU FOR THE 

Animated Picture and Phonograph Business 

PUBLISHED FORTNIGHTLY. 

.TJ-.'WJ large pagee, 8 shillings prr annum ($1 .00) 

Editor- Prop'r: Prof. GUALTIERO I FAMRI, 

la Via Arcirescorado. Torino, 1 1 : 1 1 y . 



Morgan Win 


Raleigh & Raleigh 


Shepherd W II 


Vincent B B (S l-'i 


Moreni Carl 


Rankin Sidney 


Silvers Musical 




Moroni oCn 


Raymond Al 


Slnal Normld (Ci 


W 


Murphy J Theo (C) 


Redmond Rita 


Smith P H 


Walsh Paula (C) 


McCaffrey Hugh. (C) 


Reynolds Jn3 


Smith Bruce (C.i 


Walters Clara 


McCullough Carl (C) 


Rlalto Mnie (C> 


Smith .las 11 ( C » 


Wanl K- Barton (C) 


McGinnis Bros (C) 


Richards Win 


Schillings The 


Ward Fannie 


Mint/. & Palmer (C) 


Rio Alfred C (P) 


Smith & Rose 


Washburn R« n i<' 


Mullor Joan (C) 


Ritchie Adele 


Stafford & Stone <<i 


Wavne Marie 


Mullor Carl 


Rivers David 


St Albvn Edmoinl (J 


Weadii-k CUV (<) 




Rogers Duke 


Swift Lionel & C<> 


We C|))k Br iCi 


N 


Rosley Tom 


Startup H (CI 


West Eugene 


Neff John K Carrie 


Roma 1 no .lujia (C) 


Stevens I^eo 


Weston Geo II 


Xtlson Arthur (C) 


Rose Rosalie 


Steele Sisters 


West fcthel (Ci 


Nelson Norman (C) 


Royer & French 


Steelv Walter h'i 


Wharton Nat 


Nelson Arthur 


Ross Henry 


St George Jenny 


Wheeler Boy 1 1' i 


Newman A E (P) 


Rushmore Dorothy (C) 


Strength Bros id 


Wieland Clara 


Nichols Chas 11 


Russell Grace & Flo 


Stamp II (C» 


Wiggins Hvrt 1 C i 


Norrls C I (C) 


(C) 


Smith Jas U (CO 


Williams Geo 


Norton Ruby 


Russell Ida (C) 




Wilton Btnnett 


Norworth Nod (C) 


Rycroft Dolly 


T 


Wolff Monte 




Rlpp Jack (C) 


Terry Edith (C) 


Wolford Harry (Ci 


P 




Toomor & Hewins (C) 


Woods Earl 


Pauline 


S. 


Toy Ben (C) 


Wright E G 


Paris Otto 


Sanders Paly 


Trent Don 


Wright Ed (Ci 


Parker Edith A 


Santell Great 


Trumbull Mazle 


Wynn Bessie 


Parson Sisters 


Sauter Clara 


Tyler & Burton 


Wynn Ida 


Preston Geo W 


Sawyer Harry C 




Warden Rose (Cj 


Pomeroy Marie 


Scott & Wallace 


U 


Wlcke Ous (C) 


Price Jack & Mable 


Schuber Henry 


Usher Harry (C) 


Windom Billy (Ci 


PIquo (C) 


Seeley Blossom 








Sharkey & Lewis 


V 


Z 


R 


Shea Mrs H 


Van Jack 


Zanora J 


Raby Dan (C) 


Sbattuck Miss 


Vaughan Dorothy 


Zeloska Miss (Cj 


Ralmund Jim (C) 


Shaw K 


Verone J L (C) 


Zeno W 



BERT LEVEY 



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NDEPENDENT CIRCUI VAUDEVILLE 



Plenty of Time for Recognized Acts who Respect Contracts. Acts desiring time communicate 

Direct to EXECUTIVE OFFICES: 144-150 POWELL STREET, San Francisco. Calif. 

N. B— WE ADVANCE FARES TO REAL ACTS. 



■UROPEAN OFFICE 

BERLIN, GERMANY 

RICHARD PITROT. 

Representative. 

LOUIS PINCUS. 
New York, Repre- 
sentative Gaiety 
Theatre Bldg. 



Pantage? Circuit 

VMIKVIUI TNEMRES, Inc. 

ALEXANDER PANTAGE8 
President and Manager 



OFFICES 
NEW YORK 
CHICAGO 
SAN FRANCISCO 
SEATTLE 
DENVER 



WANTED, BIG COMEDY AND NOVELTY FEATURE 

Acts to write or wire open time. Booking Thalia, Chicago; Jollet, Bloomlngton, Ottawa, Elgin, 
Aurora, Streator, Mattoon, 111.; Waterloo, la., and other. houses In Illinois. Indiana and Iowa. 

DOUTRICK'S BOOKING EXCHANGE %££■£ SPEgghffiSKh. 



CONFIDENCE 

PAUL TAUSI6, Vari. Steamship antat 
104 E. l4St..N.Y. Tel 2099 Stay wetast 



of your customers Is required to build up a successful business. 
I have arranged STEAMSHIP accommodations 4 TIMES for 
Jean Clermont, Arnold De Blere, Jordan and Harvey\ Alice Lloyd; 
3 TIMES for Bellclalre Bros., Sam Elton, Imro\Fox, W. C. 
Fields, Hardeen, Arthur Prince, etc. Let me arrange YOUR 
steamship accommodations; also, railroad tickets. 



JOSEPH M. SCHENCK, General Manager 



FRED MARDO. Manager 



VAUDEVILLE ACTS NOTICE. WANTED FOR NEW ENGLAND TIME 

EW ENGLAND HEADQUARTERS 

The Marcus Loew Booking Agency 



NO ACT TOO BIG 



Colonial Building. BOSTON 



ALL ACTS CONSI0EIE0 



CAIMFIELD BOOKING EXCHANGE 

Affiliated with ALL LARGE INDEPENDENT CIRCUITS 

HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE 

Suite 515, Mercantile Library Building, 414 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, O. 
Branch, Columbus, O. Ed. Browning, Representative. 

WANTED 

at all time* Feature Acta. All 
acta conaidered. 



ARTISTS 

If coming Eaat or Weat. WRITE 
US. We can break your jump. 



CATERING 

to Family Theatres excluaiveljr. 
Our bookings will bring you 
buainesa. 



AMERICAN CIRCUIT 

THEATRES and CAFES 

WANTED at All Times All Kinds of High Class Acts. MANAGERS TAKE NOTICE. Our 
Hooking will Create Business for You. We have the Features at Salaries that are Right. 

TONY LUBELSKIt Gen. Mgr. Suite 017-18. Wcstbank Bldg , San Francisco. 



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Booking all the principal opera houses and picture theatres throughout Canada. Immedlnto 
and future time to acts with class. No limit for feature novelties. Write or win- to-day. 
THE GRIFFIN CIRCUIT, Variety Theatre Building, Toronto, Canada. 

THE ENGLISH PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL 

Circulation guaranteed to be larger than that of any English Journal devoted to the Dra- 
matic or Vaudeville Professions. Foreign subscription, 17s. 4d. per annum. 



NEW YORK AGENTS— Paul Taualg, 104 Eaat 14th St., and Samuel French & Sons, 24-20 
West L'Jd Street. 

Artists visiting England are invited to send particulars of their net and date of opening. 
THE STAGE Letter Mox Is open for the reception of their mall. 

10 YORK STREET. COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, W. C. 






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DIAMOND DYE OR WATER COLOR 

If you want Quality and Reasonable Prices, Write 
.JOHN A. 8ERVAS 

Scenic Studio, 492 Clinton Ave. ROCHESTER, N. Y. 



WKtn answering advertisement* kindly mention VARIETY. 



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VARIETY 



THl VENTRILOQUIST WITH A 
PRODUCTION 



ED. F. 



REYNARD 

Presents Set* Dewberry and Jawn Jawason in 
"A MORNING IN HICKSVILLE." 

Direction JACK LJBVY. 

Mr. and Mrs. 

Gene Hughes 



Permanent address. tOl W. lttth St. New York 
'Paoas BOSS Mornlngslde. 



ILU8 



MONA 



BLAMPHIN and HEHR 

The Champion Sifers of Vaudeville 

Tat tut llspsi Qeiststts m VssisvMs 

Sam J. Curtis «•< Co. 

MELODY AND MIRTH 
In the Original " School Act." 




Revised and elaborated Into a screaming 

success. 
All our music arranged by Geo. Rotsford. 
Next Week (Dec. .1), Orpheum, Cincinnati. 

FOR SALE 

WIGGINS FARM 

Apply to THE OHADWICK TRIO 

Stuart Barnes 

JAMB8 B. PLUNKBTT. Manager. 




LAMB'S 



ANIKIN 

This Week (Nov. 28), 
Kedzie, Chicago. 

1 ;c n, 1 1 mi Fri'j-.iwi'l 
167 Dearborn St., Chicago 



^jj o n 





Marshall P. Wilder 

ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. 

n«n 'Phnn* MM 



DcVcldc & Zekto 



\ r f:st ic Cq 



Next Week (Dec. 7>), Keith "s, Philadelphia I 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



It Isn't the name that makaa the act— 
It's the act that makes the nana. 




THE KINO OP IRELAND 

JAMES B. DONOVAN 

AND 

RENA ARNOLD 

QUEEN OP VAUDEVILLE 

DOING WELL. THANK YOU. 

Director and Adviser, King K. C. 

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Met an old blacksmith friend. Harry Lehay 
by name, In this town of umbrellas, raincoats 
and boots (Seattle), late of the Bell Trio. 

Hi-s dolni; well nearly. Chas. Esco and 
Walter please write. 

Oito Fisher, lnte of Amy Butler, etc., Bays: 
"1 tink I've «ot to go now." 

When you reach Seattle you want to get the 
two boys at "The Dreaker.-*" doing "Casey 
Jones." But wait till they get ahold of 
"Steamboat Bill" there Is going to be some 
"Tootin" " around the said Breakers. How 
'bout this. Maurice? 

Very SentMely Yours. (Think the "Sea" In 
Seattle accounts for this town being so wet.) 
Get out of our Opcry House now. 

Week Nov. 2Sth. Orpheum, Vancouver, B. C. 

VARDON, PERRY and WILBER 




J LOU 1 8 



JEANNE 



INTZ and PALMER 

"TUB OTHER HALF." 

A Classy Singing and Talking Comedietta. 

An Original Playlet In "ONE" by Loulu Weslyn 




fjgfr ] 



HOMER B. 



MARGUERITE 



Mason m Keeler 

AddreKs? Max Hart. Putnam Bid*.. New York. 



RAMESES 

THE EGYPTIAN MYSTIC 

In I 

"THE EGYPTIAN TEMPLE OP MYSTERY" ' 

Orpheum Circuit, U. 8. A. 

Business Representative, WILL COLLINS 
London. England. ' 



JOCK 
McKAY 



S. ot< li fr'omic, LM to none. 
1 don't womlcr at some 
ill' tlu> in;inagcrs having no 
r»-|.(ct I or actors. When 
some of tin in come off the 
small and start on the big 
time, there i^ no holding 



t hem 
Thi 



Week (Nov. US), 
('< dar Kaplils. 

COM. BEMTHIM 




join 

M'nAY 



JESSIE EDWARDS 

And Her 7 Pomeranian Spitz Dogs. 
Hooked Solid. 



Gartelle Bros. 

Introducing Singing. Dandng and 

SKATORIALISN 

Direction JAMBS B. PLUNKBTT. 
MAX ORACB 

Ritter - Foster 

ACROSS THB POND 
Address cara VAUDBVILLB CLUB 

98 Charing Cross Road. London, Bag. 




GAVIN PL ATT 
PEACHES 

Sanson Booked 
No. 7 Hawthorne Ave.. Clifton. N. J.. L Box 140 

ORPHEUM CIRCUIT NOW 




BILLIE 

REEVES 




A Tip-Top Boy. Who? 

Lena Tyson 

M. S. BENTHAM, Manager 




THB ORIGINAL DRUNK 

"FOLLIES OF 1910." 

THIRD SEASON 
Management MR. F. ZIBOFBLD. JR tK-'OO-'lt 



BARRY «• WOLFORD 

"AT THE BONO BOOTH." 

Time All Filled. 

JAMES E. PLUNKETT, Smart Mgr. 

Horns address 8 Hawthorne Ave., Clifton, N. J. 



HERMAN 



CARL 



Now Playing United Time. 

Agent. PAT OABBT 

FRED DUPREZ 

EDW. 8. KELLER. Rop. 

THE BROWNIES a. 

Presenting 
A ROARING FARCE 

"THE WAR IS OVER" 




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XX. No. 14. 



DECEMBER io, 1910. 



PRICK TWENTY- FIVE CENTS 



SCHEME TO UNIONIZE ALL 
THE ACTORS AND THEATRES 



Combination of White Rats and Actors' Union to Give 
90 Days After Jan. 1— Then Insist. y' 
Statements by Officials. /"" 



From all over the country come re- 
ports of the intention of the new White 
Rats Actors' Union after that amalga- 
mation is actually effective under the 
new charter. 

The general trend seems to be that 
the unionized actor is now to have a 
"Blacklist" of his own. If success- 
ful in the contemplated move to union- 
ize houses, as well as placing that 
stamp upon the actor who is a mem- 
ber of either body, it will mean that 
those in the profession not members 
of the union will be unable to work 
in the theatres that accept and recog- 
nize the organized body. 

The other side is the probability 
that the actors who are members of 
the union will not be permitted to ap- 
pear in theatres where the manage- 
ment will not grant the recognition. 
If the union does permit its actors to 
work in those theatres, which will 
then be designated as "open work- 
shops," they will have to perform 
with such of those who are on the bill 
and do not carry union cards. 

This prospective tangled condition 
may lead to various labor difficulties, 
in which the actor will be concerned. 

That it is the present full intention 
to proceed with the unionizing of the 
houses and actors after the first of 
the year was borne out by one of the 
members of the White Rats (who Is 
on salary) in a statement he is re- 
ported to have made in the offices 
of the White Rats, New York, Tues- 
day afternoon. 

Philadelphia, Dec. S. 
That the affiliation of the White 
Rats of America and the Actors Union 
may be attempted to be used as a 
medium to force every artist, whether 
dramatic, operatic, vaudeville or any 
branch of the profession, to Join the 



union ranks, is the impression given by 
speeches made by Harry Mountford, of 
the White Rats, and Harry De Veaux, 
International President of the Actors' 
Union, at a "scamper" held in this city 
last Thursday night. 

Mountford stated it was probable 
the membership lists of the combined 
organizations would be thrown open 
for a period of 90 days for the purpose 
of inviting every artist to come into 
the fold. He also said that leniency 
would be extended to delinquents, and 
at the end of this period those who 
remained outside would not be allowed 
to work. 

Mr. De Veaux assured the members 
of the Rats and Actors' Union present 
that the3fc would have the support of 
the other union employees of the thea- 
tres in whatever action was taken by 
the affiliated bodies toward enforcing 
demands and said the musicians, stage 
hands and electricians were bound to 
lend their support, so unless an artist 
carried a union card he would not be 
allowed to work. 

Although the matter was not touch- 
ed upon, it was said by some present, 
that it was very likely that the legis- 
lation to be asked for In Pennsylvania 
would include some sort of an agency 
bill, such as is now in force in New 
York state. 

Another speaker was C. O. Pratt, in- 
ternational organizer of the Amalga- 
mated Street Car Employees of Amer- 
ico, who led the big strike of conduc- 
tors and motormen in this city. 

It was noticed that during the ad- 
dresses, the name "White Rats Actors' 
Union" was frequently used. Tin- 
thought was expressed that it would 
be necessary for the action of the 
White Rats Board of Directors to 
change the title, also to pass upon the 
(Continueu on page 70.) 



FOLLIES REVUE SUCCESSFUL. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, Dec. 5. 

The new revue at the Follies Ber- 
gere had a successful opening Satur- 
day (Dec. 3). It was written by 
F. L. Flers and E. Meros. The set- 
tings and costuming are gorgeous, but 
there is nothing strikingly novel in it. 
A burlesque concerning the unpopu- 
larity of M. B'orney, director of the 
Marigny, was voted immense. 

Reba and Inez Kaufman, two Amer- 
ican girls, who take four roles dur- 
ing the action (speaking and singing 
in French) were splendid. Margaret 
Haney, also an American, was very 
well liked. The Jackson Troupe of 
Dancers (English) (sixteen girls and 
eight boys) did excellently. 

French artists in the show are Chev- 
alier, Claudius, Maurel and Miles. 
Marnac and Marvllle. 

A revue is being prepared for the 
Moulin Rouge. It will open about 
Jan. 15. 



DE FRECE MAKES A PAYMENT. 

(Special Cable to Vaiukty.) 

Paris, Dec. 7. 
Dec. 2, Jack De Frece paid M. 
Cailar $21,000 for the Casino for six 
months, and for an option to pur- 
chase Callar's entire term later. 



FISCHER QUITS ACiAlN. 

(Special ('able to Vaiui:t>\) 

Paris, Dec. 7. 
Clifford C. Fischer has left the Ma- 
rinelli agency once more. No one 
knows whether he quit, or was just 
fired. 



ENGAGEMENT AND POSTPONE- 
MENT. 

(Special Caole to V.\niirrr.) 

Paris. Dec. 7. 

Bessie Clayton has been engaged for 

the Apollo, Vienna, to open in January 

for a run of three months. Ethel 

Levey has postponed her Vienna date. 



FltEGOLI'S DEATH REPORTED 

(Special Cable to Vakiktv,. ) 

Paris, Dec. 8. 
The death of Fregoli is reported. 
Report va^ue, believed to be inexact. 

Fregoli is considered the greatest 
of all lightning change artists. , 



AFRICA'S BIGGEST SALARY. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, Dec. 8. 

The local Marinelli office has placed 
through the Hymans contracts for the 
biggest salary the South African man- 
agers have ever paid. 

The agreement calls for Seymour 
Hicks and Ellaline Terrls (Mrs. Hicks) 
to play eight weeks in Kaffirland at 
$4,000 weekly. 

Mr. Hicks has just produced a large 
production of "Richard III." at the 
Coliseum; Miss Terrls is at the Hip- 
podrome as the "draw." The pieces 
for the African engagement have not 
bcem chosen. The monied portion 
of the contract is partially based upon 
the long travel necessary. 



DIDN'T SUIT THE ENGLISH. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, Dec*. 8. 

James F. Dola/n and Ida Lenharr, 

Americans, opened at the Palace Mon- 
day. After the first show, the players 

and management concluded the sketch 
selected was not the one for the Eng- 
lish people. The couple retired from 
the bill. 

Mr. Dolan has a large repertoire of 
pieces which have always amused 
Americans. He may make another se- 
lection, and try again. 



ANNA HELD GETS OVER. 

(Special Cable to Varikty.) 

London, Dec. 8. 

The return of Anna Held to the 
Palace was a successful one. It hap- 
pened Monday. Several years have 
passed since Miss Held "made" her- 
self at this house singing "Won't You 
Come and Play With Me" She Is 
again singing it. 

Corrected reports of mir r Held's 
salary for the London »-n rap enfant 
place It at. $1 ,7r,0. 

DROPPING CHORISTERS. 

< 'ire inriii 1 1, Dec. S. 

Lew Vu •!,!«• • M-.|V ;: |,t Sons" drop- 
ped nine ■■!■ f iVl^ week. Eight 
were .-'ri- ■■:..■ <!ur.v |< :i t. the Lyric. 
\>*' ^f;. '■ I'.-inajiolN A policy of 
*""it~* '• i I i i " M'der way. 



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MARTIN BECK REPORTED OUT 
FOR MANHATTAN OPERA HOUSE 



Said to Have Tendered a Big Cash Offer. Wants it 

for the United " Franchise " that Goes with 

the Hammerstein Theatre. Peaceful 

New York Entry Thereby 



Martin Beck's offer for the Man- 
hattan theatre started the tongue* 
going about Wednesday. Mr. Beck is 
reported to have offered Oscar and 
William Hammerstein over $1,000,000 
for the property. One million one hun- 
dred thousand dollars is the figure 
mentioned. r 

The Hammersteins are thinking it 
over, according to rumor; also an of- 
fer made to lease the house by the 
Loew Circuit, though the "small tim- 
ers" are not as enthusiastic about the 
Manhattan proposition as they were 
before William Hammerstein changed 
his mind about giving "23" acts at the 
down-town opera house. 

The chief reason why Mr. Beck is 
out with a bid for the theatre is be- 
lieved to be through the Manhattan 
carrying a United Booking Offices 
"franchise" with the purchase price, 
the Manhattan having been conceded 
a "franchise" for future use when Mr. 
Hammerstein followed Percy G. Will- 
lams Into the big agency. 

In the procuring of a New York 
house by Beck, with a "franchise" at- 
tached, there could be little objection 
made by the affiliated United man- 
agers, to the Orpheum Circuit people 
entering New York in this way. It 
might lessen the chance of a "break" 
between the friendly factions. 

The plans of Mr. Beck for any New 
York theatre are those along the lines 
of a Continental Europe music hall. 
He would not dally with the 
"straight" variety bills for the Metrop- 
olis. 

For that and Beck's purpose, the 
Manhattan could hardly be surpassed 
by any local theatre. It has every- 
thing, excepting possibly the most fa- 
vorable location. 

Just before the Manhattan opened 
with its overloaded vaudeville show, 
the Hammersteins were reported to 
have scorned all offers, pending the 
result of the experiment. With the 
reversal, propositions were again en- 
tertained. 

Oscar Hammerstein sailed on the 
Majestic Wednesday for London. Mr. 
Hammerstein contemplates an opera 
house for Londontown. 



MOIST.ACHK HHOKK l'I» ACT. 

Chicago, Pec. 8. 

When the present William Jacobs 
was born, his father, Abo, now stage 
manager at the Majestic, be^an tilling 
him never to go on the sta^e. Abe 
repeated it as lullabys while rocking 
the youngster to sleep; when he called 
him in the morning he spoke tie- same 
injunction and the boy grew up with 
the advice ringing in his ears. 

All of which was doubtlessly taken 
in good faith by William, until one 
day his lather produced a "living pic- 



ture" act, named "Maxim's Models," 
and sent his oldest son around the 
vaudeville circuits in charge of it. 

Then William lost faith in the sin- 
cerity of Pa's advice. If the old man, 
forsooth, could own an act and his 
brother could travel with it, why could 
not William become a real actor? 

The first thought was subdued in 
deference to his early training, hut the 
thing would not down; the hug was 
there. 

So last June, unbeknown to Abe, 
BUI Jacobs Joined Jack Slattery in a 
double Hebrew talking act. That is 
to say, they started rehearsing last 
June. Day and night, in the attic, on 
the street cars, at the ball games, in 
church, hour after hour, day in and 
day out, they rehearsed and rehearsed. 
Finally the thing was cherry ripe. 
Tom Carmody, droll wag that he Is, 
billed them as "O'Connor and Hill," 
and set them down third on the bill 
at the Star to make their amateur- 
professional debut. Jacobs acted out 
the part of an old man, while Slattery 
took the role of a son, returned after 
years of absence, disguised with a 
moustache, to surprise his dear old 
dad and cop the parental blessing. 

They came on in full stage and a 
considerable degree of frustration. Bill 
was letter perfect, but it was early 
shown that Jack was off in his lines; 
also did Slattery's knees rattle audibly 
and his teeth ditto. The duolog had 
not progressed far until the rattling 
of Slattery's knees began to excite at- 
tention from the audience; it was 
hard to hear the voice of Jack above 
the din of his leg knuckles cracking 
together. 

Anxiously Bill watched him and felt 
intuitively that "O'Connor and Hill" 
were freezing. But Bill was game, 
like his dear old dad, and resolved to 
stick it out. Slattery signaled to the 
stage manager to ring down; Jacobs 
thwarted that move by stepping onto 
the curtain line and thus blocking any 
move to send the drop to the stage. 
When Slattery saw the strategic move 
his remaining courage quickly oozed; 
his teeth rattled so that his false 
moustache was shaken from his lip 
and fell quivering to the stage. 

Bill stuck valiantly to his task, say- 
ing both Slattery's and his own lines, 
until the whiskerB fell — that was too 
much for Milwaukee Avenue's inhu- 
man nature to stand. 

The gang in front let out a whoop, 
Slattery broke loose from Bill and fled 
to the wings, where he wilted into 
complete collapse as the curtain de- 
scended with Bill Jacobs bowing to 
the audience. Later Bill confided to 
Slattery that if the act ever went any 
further it would not be until Jack had 
grown a moustache which wouldn't get 
stage fright. 



STOLL TURNED DOWN. 

Oswald Stoll has been refused li- 
censes for his three new halls in Kil- 
burn, Fulham and King's Cross, re- 
spectively, all in London. 

In Kllburn the new Stoll Hippo- 
drome would have opposed the pres- 
ent Empire, of the Gibbons Circuit. 
At King's Cross the Stoll hall would 
oppose the Euston music hall, be- 
longing to the "Syndicate' ' group. 
In Fulham the new Empire would op- 
pose the Granville theatre, Waltham 
Green, an independent hall. 

A very unusual occurrence is this 
one, as the commttee a week or so 
ago recommended the Stoll new halls 
for licenses, but the London County 
Council turned all down in spite of 
this. 

The licensing was opposed by the 
shareholders of the opposed halls. 
They have won their fight for at least 
a year against the new Stoll Circuit. 

The opinion of neutral persons in- 
terested in music hall affairs seems 
to be that the licensing of the Council 
this year is all wrong. They say they 
can see no good reason why Mr. Stoll 
should have been refused. 

It Is generally understood that the 
refusal of these licenses will make the 
Stoll tour turn with more Interest to 
the provinces, where, it is said, to 
be comparatively easy to obtain a li- 
cense. 




JULIAN ROSE SCORES. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 
Sydney, Australia, Dec. 6. 
Julian Rose opening for Harry 
Rickards at the Melbourne Opera 
House yesterday scored a hit. 



Charles Avellng, the dialect come- 
dian, is having a new act prepared by 
Havez & Donnelly. 



MABEL McCANE. 

An accomplished vocalist la this magnetic 
and versatile girl, now in vaudeville. She has 
appeared in musical comedy, and was the 
prima donna of the Italian Opera Co., which 
had an all-season'* run at the Portland Pa- 
cific Exposition— the only member singing in 
English. In a round of classic operas. 

Miss McCane's vaudeville Interlude is note- 
worthy for the expensive style In which she 
dresses it, the charm of her personality and 
the originality of her songs. She makes a 
change for each song, and Is a delight to see 
and hear. She is considering an offer to ap- 
pear in the English halls, and will probably 
accept, going over early In the New Year. 

The Denver "Times" said: "The hearty way 
In which she was applauded ought to show 
what an audience likes." 

The Seattle "Times" said: "One of the dain- 
tiest and prettiest little singers who has come 
over the Orpheum Circuit." 



There are many ways to get money 
in the show business. Some are prac- 
ticing all of them. 




B. A. MYERS 

"HARNEY" MYERS Is the single one of the big agents who remained with Hie "opposition ' 
when the large split in vaudeville arrived, some seasons ago. 

Like several who "stuck to the ship," Mr. Myers seems to have benefited through uIb loy- 
alty. For a couple of seasons he practically did all the outside bookings for the Morris Circuit 
and others of the "independent big time," b« of late ho has drifted more for himself, making 
several important connections in vaudeville bookings, which places him among the leading 
handlers of acts In the East. 

Unassuming In a way, Mr. Myers has accomplished a great deal quietly, raising himself to 
his present standing solely through his individual efforts. 



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PLAYS $1,000 "BLACKLISTED" 

ACT IN 10-20 "ASS'N" HOUSE 



Western Vaudeville Association Books the Four Mortons 
at the Plaza. Other "Opposition" Acts Engaged 



Chicago, Dec. 8. 

The Plaza, a north side 10-20, own- 
ed by a corporation made up of West- 
ern Vaudeville Association officials, has 
the Four Mortons as its headliner this 
week. 

The act is advertised as "The $1,- 
000 attraction." That some one be- 
lieved it was indicated Sunday after- 
noon and evening, at show time', when 
it was necessary to call out the po- 
lice to handle the crowds. 

Last week the Mortons were t e 
headliner at the Family, La Fayette, 
which burned early Sunday mornir ;, 
and reports come that they "turned 
'em away" at every show. 

It was at the Masonic Temple, here, 
when John J. Murdock was manager, 
that $1,000 was advertised as an offer 
for a suitable headliner for a single 
week; the change in vaudeville cau 
be no better illustrated than In the 
fact that a house charging 10-20 ad- 
vertises "a $1,000 act" ofT hand with- 
out turning a hair. 

The Kedzle has Arthur Dunn and 
Marie Olazer as this week's head- 
liners, another prominent act to cross 
over from the "opposition"; in fact 
the playing of "blacklisted" acts has 
become a matter of frequent occur- 
rence out this way. 

Fields and Lewis, the Yoscarrys, 
Moore's "Rah! Rah! Boys," Lamb's 
Manikins, Joe Whitehead and Flo 
Griersom, Marco Twins, Ed B'londell 



and Co., and Frank Bush are among 
those who have played both the "Mor- 
ris" and "Association" time in this 
•neighborhood. 

Late in August the Four Mortons 
held negotiations with a prominent 
United Booking Offices manager, who 
wanted the act, but at a "cut" in sal- 
ary. The Mortons declined to lower. 

The Western Vaudeville Association 
is the biggest booking agency out- 
side New York City. It is owned 
and controlled by Martin Beck, gen- 
eral manager of the Orpheum Circuit. 
Charles E. Bray is the association's 
manager. 



GRACE LARUE DIDN'T SHOW. 

Chicago, Dec. 8. 

When the wilful winds of Lake 
Michigan struck Grace LaRue in the 
chest on her arrival here she hoarsed 
up a bit and could not open at the 
American Monday. 

Miss LaRue at the Auditorium An- 
nex, where she was stopping, said that 
she would be able to start in Tues- 
day. 

The Morris management here figur- 
ed the chances of saving $1,200 (Miss 
LaRue's salary) late Monday night 
bad practically decided the show was 
long enough anyhow. 




GUS DREYER. 



One. of the \est known theatrics! la* 

consultation by (theatrical people for adi 

Well known \o the profession, and v* 



wyer H In New York. MR. DREYER Is dally called Into 
vice on It gal matters. 

with a theatrical experience of many years, there is no 
point which may arise regarding "show business" that the attorney Is one fully versed in. 

MR. DREYER Is personally popular. His extensive friendship has been the means of 
quietly adjusting much litigation that might have otherwise brought annoying publicity. 

"GU8" also engages In general law prlctlce. His office la at 154 NASSAU STREET. NEW 
YORK CITY. 



CHICAGO'S STAR CHANGES. 

Chicago, Dec. 8. 
Messrs. Jones, Linlck & Schaefer 
have just taken a lease on the Star, 
Milwaukee avenue, and take posses- 
sion next Monday. With the inaugura- 
tion of the new regime the policy 
of the house will be switched from 
two-a-day to three shows — matinee 
and two night performances. The book- 
ings will also be changed. The house 
has heretofore received its attractions 
through the W. V. A., but in the fu- 
ture the acts will be supplied through 
the office of Frank Q. Doyle. 

This is the second theatre "the As- 
sociation" has lost within the last two 
week£. The Trevett passed to Sulll- 
van-Considine a week or so ago. As 
both the Trevett and the Star played 
full weeks, acts booking through the 
Association will miss their long stay in 
the city. 

The Doyle agency is greatly 
strengthened by the acquisition of the 
Star, and takes still greater promin- 
ence as a factor in the local booking 
field. 



HOUSES LEAVING 8.*C. 

St. Louis, Dec. 8 
The Colonial inaugurated a season 
of stock Monday night. Heretofore the 
house has been playing vaudeville 
booked through the Chicago office of 
the Sulllvan-Considine Circuit. 

Chicago, Dec. 8. 
With the loss of the Colonial, St. 
Louis, the total of houses dropped 
from the Sullivan-Considine office in 
this city reaches three within the last 
fortnight. The Lyric, Oklahoma City, 
and the Pastime, Wichita, Kan., have 
both deserted vaudeville, taking stock 
to heart. This leaves the S.-C. circuit 
with Little Rock, Fort Worth, and Dal- 
las to represent the southwestern end 
of the firm. 



S.-C SITE SELECTED. 

Salt Lake City, Dec. 8. 

The site for the new Sullivan-Consi- 
dine house has been selected on Main 
street in the most convenient part of 
town. 

The Mission, the old S.-C. theatre' is 
now given over exclusively to pictures. 




WISH WYNNE 

Wishes 

All Friends a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. 

AMERICAN TOUR. 



DANCERS AGAINST DANCEKS. 

Washington, Dec. 8. 

To have the benefit of the publicity 
Pavlowa and Mordkin will receive next 
week when playing here for a day, 
Chase's theatre has engaged the Rus- 
sian dancers brought over by Percy 
G. Williams for New York. 

They will remain the full week. 
Perhaps Mr. Chase will let the Rus- 
sians off the day their country people 
appear to go over and see them. 



SHOWS DIE IN "CHI." 

Chicago, Dec. 8. 

Three plays and two companies 
passed away in Windytown last Satur- 
day night. 

"The Seventh Daughter," a Shubert 
show, expired at the Cort, and "Our 
Miss Gibbs" disbanded after the even- 
ing performance at the Colonial. Otis 
Skinner, closing his Illinois engage- 
ment, shelved "Your Humble Servant" 
to begin rehearsals of "Sire." 



Mark Nelson assumed the charge 
of the Manhattan Opera House stage 
Monday, Mike Simon returning to the 
Victoria, Mike having directed the in- 
augural bill downtown. 



"The Girl in the Taxi" closed for 
the holiday season last Saturday night. 
Any number of productions through- 
out the country are taking a rest for 
three weeks during this Yuletlde sea- 
son. 



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Entered as second-class matter at New York. 
Vol. XXI. December 10 No. 1 

The Fifth Anniversary Number of 
Variety! No one is surprised as much 
as ourselves. 



Five years ago, (Dec. 16, 1905, to 
be exact) the first issue of the paper 
was printed. We could possibly say 
no more at this time than to repro- 
duce an extract of the editorial an- 
nouncement of that date on the policy 
governing the paper. This is it: 
Variety will be interesting if 
for no other reason than that it 
will be conducted on original 
lines for a theatrical newspaper. 
The first, foremost and extra- 
ordinary feature of it will be 
fairness. Whatever there is to 
be printed of interest to the 
professional world will be print- 
ed without regard to whose name 
is mentioned or the advertising 
columns. 

"All the news all the time" 
and "absolutely fair" are the 
watchwords. 

The news part of the paper 
will be given over to such items 
as may be obtained. Nothing 
wll be suppressed which is con- 
sidered of interest. We promise 
you this and shall not deviate. 
The reviews will be written 
conscientiously and the truth only 
told. If it hurts it is at least 
said in fairness and impartially. 
Do you want to read a paper 
that's honest? That will keep 
its columns clean of "wash no- 
tices"? That will not be influ- 
enced by advertising? That's 
Variety*. 



Whether Variety, has held stead- 
fast to this policy is for you to say. 
We think it has. 



Five years ago the people who 
knew us told us to have our heads 
examined if we were to run a paper 
with fool notions like that. Though 



there's no doubt but that we should 
have had our heads examined then — 
and many times since — we didn't and 
haven't. Still we may yet. 



Five years ago, when the first is- 
sue of Variety was printed, it was 
sixteen pages. This issue is of 204 
pages. 



We are not displeased because a 
few theatrical old-women sheets, 
either dead, dying or never heard of, 
wish we were in their class, or not 
existing at all. This is not brag- 
gadocio, but merely to explain why 
other sheets see us as they do. 



"Copy acts" haven't headlined 
lately. 



Nowadays you may be a good act and 
still not work. 



The manager always takes the word 
of the wrong fellow. 



John C. Hanson retires from ihe 
Lady Buccaneers" Saturday, and will 
be replaced by Richard C. Maddox as 
German comedian with the show. 



Many a good chorus girl has lost her 
job because she was good. 



The booking business of vaudeville 
is fast approaching the old system in 
the legitimate. 



Lots of "actors" are worrying 
whether the "small time" will last. 



To play five shows daily is not so 
bad — for one day. 



A reader of all the theatrical pa- 
pers doesn't have time to do anything 
else. 



Only the agents, besides the act, 
knows how much some acts are get- 
ting. 

Billie Ritchie and Rich McAllister 

are to be featured next season in a 
musical comedy at popular prices as 
"Mutt and Little Jeff." Gus Hill has 
secured the rights for the piece from 
the New York "American" and will 
be the producer. 



Managers sometimes book without 
telling the act how much the jumps 
will cost. 



"Amateurs Nights" are dying out. 
The picturo house is now the home of 
the amateur. 

"Vnloska Surutt's Christinus Pres- 
ent" is the title of the act Miss Sural t 
will appear in under the management 
of .Tack Levy. 



An agent says times are bad; then 
sends for an automobile salesman. 



Jules Ruby says he can remember 
when he wasn't in vaudeville. 



Many a grocery store has lost its 
best clerk through the "small time*" 



"Billy" Lamp, until lately a mem- 
ber of "The Man of the Hour" com- 
pany, is to make his debut in vaude- 
ville in Reading, Jan. 15. He will 
appear in a dramatic playlet by Victor 
D. Smalley and Charles T. Dazey. 



Mile. Titenia has made up her mind 
to return to the stage since again 
reaching this country. It is her pres- 
ent intention to produce a dual danc- 
ing act, in which she is to be assisted 
by La Maja. 



If a criticism doesn't suit, don't for- 
get the critic sat through the act. 



The house manager gets his chance 
to shine when reporting a new act. 



Often a resident manager loses his 
job through dreaming of what he 
would do with the circuit. 

A booking man doesn't amount to 
much nowadays if he hasn't a few acts 
of his own, or interested in some. 



Mrs. Geo. Primrose, billed for Ham- 
merstein's last week, and not appear- 
ing, will shortly return to vaudeville 
as a single singer of Irish melodies. 
Pat Casey has taken Mrs. Primrose 
under his booking direction. When 
previously appearing upon the variety 
stage, Mrs. Primrose was known as 
Marie Oakland. 



Isaac J. Murdock, a native of New 
York state, whe landed in Chicago as 
a driver in 1875 for the Darnum and 
Bailey circus, is now living in retire- 
ment, after many years of active ser- 
vice on the Windy City police force. 
Murdock quite the "white tops" to 
become a special policeman and a few 
years later became a regular "cop." 



Clarice Maync, the English singer, 
can play but four weeks on her pres- 
ent visit, having to return home to 
take up engagements that the man- 
agers over there would not release? 
her from. 



Emily Erickson Greene is recover- 
ing at her home in Crookston, Mich., 
from serious injuries received in a rail- 
road wreck a few weeks ago. Miss 
Greene has been playing "A Minne- 
sota Romance" written by Charles 
Horwitz. She will resume her en- 
gagements in the piece about Jan. 1. 



Governor Robinson and wife arriv- 
ed in New York City Tuesday morn- 
ing and registered at the Hotel Mar- 
tinique. The head of the Robinson 
circus came to attend several meetings 
of eastern bodies in which he is In- 
terested financially. 



An entire route over the United 
Hooking Offices circuits has been can- 
celed by the Patty-Frank Troupe. The 
reason as given is that one member 
of the act sustained an injury which 
will oblige him to rest for several In- 
definite weeks. 



The Imp company "caught" Count 

de Beaufort and his dog, '"Bob" just 

before he left Chicago for New York 
in a series of special poses and just 
as soon as the picture is finished will 
be released. As money talks with 
the count, the Imp people feel sure 
theirs has been well invested. 



The first of the series of produc- 
tions that are to be made by Henry 
W. Savage since his return from 

abroad will be "The Great Name" in 
which Henry Kolker is to star. The 
new piece is not a musical produc- 
tion although it has as a vital feature 
a Vienese waltz, hummed and strum- 
med through the play. The play 
will have its premier at Parsons', 
Hartford, Christmas afternoon. Chi- 
cago is the objective point. 



"BROADWAY." 
By Joseph P. Gal ton. 

It's the same old, game old Droadway, 

We Journey to each year— — 
Our Mecca at the season's end ; 

The land of hope and cheer ; 
Out on a distant night stands 

The echo of Its noise 
Sings to us in Montana wilds. 

And brightens up even Boise. 

It's the same old. game old Droadway, 

That, basking in the sun, 
Is tramped by star and chorister 

And sought by everyone ; 
The stranger, knocking at Its gates, 

Is drowned out by its din ; 
From north, south, east and west 

They all come struggling In. 

It's the same old, tame old Broadway— 

Kach stone's a broken heart ; 
Each crossing marks a shattered plan — 

Some burial for "art"— 
Each stagedoor a promise holds,— 

Each blazing light a guess 
That keeps you going on and on - 

Still struggling for success. 

It's a cold Broadway In winter— 

A hot Broadway in June, 
But Broadway, If you're flush or broke, 

Will always sing its tunc 
And that tune Is "Experience." 

So, tho" I'm gay or blue, 
I I urn my steps to old Broadway, 

For 1 love its lure, don't you? 



IDEAL VAUDEVILLE BILL 
COMPETITION 



Willi (lie issue of Dee. 17, VARIETY will commence a competition 
for the Ideal Vaudeville Bill. Frizes amounting to $200 in cash will 
he given lo the winners, to l>e chosen by a judge selected. Full details 
of Ihe coiii|H'tiUon will he published in Hint issue (Dec. 17). 



A contest very much the same recently conducted hy the 
Evening News proved of considerable Interest in England. 



fjondon 



In the Dec. 17 VARIETY will also be printed a list <>f competitions 
VARIETY Intends to follow the "Ideal Bill" with, Including muiiy pop- 
ularity contests In both vaudeville and burlesque. 



VARIETY 



THE "BACK YARD" CIRCUIT 

NOW BEING ORGANIZED 



Dave Gordon and Bernard Kelley After Street Singers 

and Organ Grinders. 140 Yards Already Secured. 

44 Splitting" Commissions with Janitors. 



A new vaudeville circuit loomed up 
this week In the form of bookings for 
back yards. Dave Gordon and Ber- 
nard Kelley of the Gordon-North 
Amusement Co. staff have organized 
it, and are actively engaged in trying 
to make the project a success. 

They intend to corral all of the 
Back Yards in the City of New York 
and Brooklyn, and book such ,acts &fl 
street singers and orgaji grinders, vio- 
linists, in fact, all kinds of street mu- 
sicians, acrobats and jugglers. 

Cliff Gordon, Bobby North and 
Aaron Hoffman have already donated 
their yards. Sam Mann's opera star, 
Giovanni Tutino, whom Mr. Mann 
thought was a possible candidate for 
the grand opera field, until Cliff Gor- 
don and Aaron Hoffman tried him 
out several days ago, will be one of 
the expensive features played over this 
circuit of yards. 

There will be seven "splits" daily 
on this circuit, and unless the act is 
one of unusual merit, as in the Tu- 
tino case, they will be played only 
one show per yard. The circuit is 
already offering twenty consecutive 
days which means that while they have 
been organized only three days they 
now have one hundred and forty 
yards. 

It is believed that Messrs. Gordon 
& Kelly are "splitting" their commis- 
sions with the Janitors of the different 
yards. Should this circuit prove a 
euccesB, the only chance for an oppo- 
sition circuit would be if a janitor of 
a yard should be fired by the landlord, 
then the opposition would probably 
make a more flattering proposition to 
the new Janitor, and the circuit would 
thereby lose one of Its stands. 

Messrs. Gordon & Kelly are now 
selling Btock in the new venture at 
fifty dollars a yard. 




ROSS and LEWIS 



One of the heavy subscribers for 
the stock is Jake Goldenberg, of Balti- 
more, Maryland. Others interested 
are Sam Dessauer, Jake Lriberman, 
Max Gordon, Lew Talbot, Moe Messing 
and Louis Epstein. 

The promoters say there will be no 
transportation, as the jumps are by 
yards. A guarantee is offered that 
there shall be no "splits" with fences 
over five feet high. The intention 
is to create a Metropolitan Circuit, 
with Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken 
and Mt. Vernon listed as the "small 
time" — otherwise undersized yards. 

Mr. Gordon has estimated that in 



NEW "TWO-ACT." 

Philadelphia, Dec. 8. 

"The Deacon and the Lady" closed 
Saturday night for three weeks of rest 
over the holidays. 

For the intermission, P. O'Malley 
Jennings and Ed Wynne have framed 
up a "two-act" with which they will 
open at Hammerstein's Victoria (New 
York) next Monday. 

Mr. Wynne may return to the show 
if it reopens, unless the act should 
prove an unbounded success. Mr. Jen- 
nings has no plans beyond the vaude- 
ville engagement. 



JACK CAMPBELL ILL. 

Through the Illness of Jack Camp- 
bell, Smith and Campbell were obliged 
to cancel their tour of the Orpheum 
Circuit, returning to New York. 

Will Smith, who is president of the 
Vaudeville Comedy Club, says it is 
indefinite when Mr. Campbell shall 
have sufficiently recovered for the act 
to continue. Pending that time, Smith 
and Campbell are offering for sale 
or rental many of their old acts ami 
a new one. 




MAGGIE CLINE. 

"THE IRISH QUEEN." 
Chosen to headline the first vaudeville program at the MANHATTAN OPERA HOUSE, 
NEW YORY CITY. WEEK NOV. 28, 1910. 

"THE IRISH QUEEN" appeared No 19 on the program and held the entire audience In 
their seats, scoring a tremendous success. 

Merry Xman and Happy New Year to All. 

Management, M. SAM. BENTH. 



Who have Just concluded FIFTH MOSS L 
STOLL TOUR. 

Billed by OSWALD STOLL an "A PAIR OF 
LAUGHTER LOOSENERS." 

Now playing OIBBONS CIRCUIT, with OX- 
FORD-TIVOLI and SYNDICATE HALLS to 
follow BOOKED SOLID. 



the Greater New York section there 
are 4,708 yards, free of encumbrances 
and dogs. The statistician also cal- 
culates that by a thorough organiza- 
tion, the Back Yard Circuit may be 
extended as far as Chicago within six 
months, and be able to give a route 
requiring an ordinary walker and fair 
leaper to fnake within three years. 

The firm is now working out the 
details. 



CHJOVALIKK HAS A HIT. 

"Daddy Dufard," in which Albert 
Chevalier made his debut in New York 
as a legitimate star at the Hackett 
theatre Tuesday night, from all ac- 
counts, will prove one of the successes 
of the season. 

The theme deals with life in the 
vaudeville theatre. Chevalier in the 
title role was tendered a tremendous 
o'vatlon. 



SUING FOR THREE DAYS. 

Suit has been commenced by Jack 
Norworth and Norah Bayes against 
Keith & Proctor to recover $890, al- 
leged to be due them for five shows 
recently played at the Fifth Avenue. 
After the Wednesday matinee of the 
week they opened there, the couple 
left the program. The next day the 
Appellate Term handed down a de- 
cision which restrained them from ap- 
pearing- under any other management 
than F. Ziegfeld, Jr., without his con- 
sent. 

Keith & Proctor's defense is breach 
of contract. 




NAD.JE. 

"THE PHYSICAL CULTURE GIRL." 
Is the personification of grace, Huppleness 
and physical charm. NADJE has played every 
loading theatre, on all the principal circuits, 
irom coast to coast. Her first trip across the 
continent was made on a Unlted-Orpheum 
routing which took her from Now York to 
"Frisco. She Is now playing for the Western 
Vauueville Association, booked by her repre- 
sentative, MLLE. WISHART, through 
ADOLFH MEYERS. In the east FAT CASEY 
represents her. She will be next week at the 
Kedzie, Chicago; It was only three weeks ago 
that Nadje appeared at the Star and Garter, 
as an added attraction with 'THE UEHMAN 
SHOW," where she appeared before an aver- 
age of 1,000 ladles at the matinees alone, and 
at night to almost as many more. She Is 
partkulurly attractive to lady audiences, her 
knowledge of physical culture providing an 
appeal to the fair sex which few other vaude- 
ville novelties can boast. 

Managers who seek a real box-offlM attrac- 
tion always find In NADJE a card which at- 
tracts the best class of people to whatever 
house she appears. 

"CLOWN NIGHTS" AGAIN 

Last Thursday night was the date 
of another of those delightful affairs 
known as "Clown Night" at the Vaude- 
ville Comedy Club. A "Surprise 
Lunch" and a dozen other features 
made the evening an entertaining one 
for both members and guests. 

Charles H. Smith, president of the 
club, has returned to New York. He 
is giving hid personal and very active 
attention to the club once more. 

"Clown Nights at the Comedy Club" 
were the big feature of New York's 
clubdom last winter. 



GLOBE IN "POP." 

Boston, Dec. 8. 

Three weeks of moving pictures at 
the Globe theatre started Monday. At 
the end of that period the house will 
resume the usual program of legiti- 
mate shows, it is said. 

Mabel Harrison, for the Shuberts, 
had btfen playing in the house in 
"Lulu's Husbands," but it warn called 
off. 



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THE NEW LIBERTY AT PHILLY 
SECOND MASSIVE "POP" HOUSE 



Built by J. Fred Zimmerman, Sr. y at a cost of $250,000. 
Impressive Dedicatory Ceremonies 



Philadelphia, Dec. 8. 

The new Liberty theatre, at Broad 
Btreet and Columbia avenue, built by 
J. Fred Zimmerman, Sr., a pioneer In 
Philadelphia amusement enterprises, 
was dedicated Sunday evening, Dec. 4, 
under conditions which marked an 
epoch in theatre openings in this city. 
The dedication ceremonies were par- 
ticipated in by about 200 specially in- 
vited guests. Nothing like it hto ever 
marked an occasion of this kind in 
Philadelphia. 

Mr. Zimmerman has given to the 
Quaker City one of the costliest, largest 
and most beautiful theatres in Amer- 
ica devoted to high class vaudeville at 



throughout, of brick, stone, iron and 
concrete with terra cotta trimmings, 
and fitted with every modern conven- 
ience for the safety and comfort of its 
patrons. The style is Louis XV. and 
the decorations harmonize with that 
period. The decorations are of green, 
ivory and gold. Above the great pro- 
cenium arch is a massive canvas 10 by 
40 feet, representing Diana and The 
Shepards. In the center is a group of 
plastic figures representing Music and 
Drama. The ceiling is beautifully dec- 
orated and a huge 100 light chande- 
lier hangs in the center. 

The stage is 37 feet deep, 80 feet 
wide and 7 5 to the gridiron and fitted 




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popular prices, which will be an orna- 
ment to the city and a lasting monu- 
ment to Mr. Zimmerman's enterprises. 
The dedication address was made by 
Joseph P. Rogers, Assistant District At- 
torney, who was introduced by E. 
Chomley Jones, general press repre- 
sentative of the theatres Mr. Zimmer- 
man is interested in here. Mr. Rogers 
made an eloquent speech and then in- 
troduced Mr. Zimmerman, who said 
that he was inspired to build the new 
Liberty by the success of the old Lib- 
erty which stood on the same ground 
and was torn down after being open a 
little over two years.. Another speaker 
was M. W. Taylor, manager of the Lib- 
erty. Mr. Taylor is of the booking 
agency of Taylor & Kaufman and is 
one of the most widely known, capable 
and popular men interested in vaude- 
ville. The Taylor & Kaufman agency 
will furnish the bills for the new 
house. 

Following the addresses a musical 
program was offered, including the Da 
Costa Troupe, Heidelberg Quartet, 
Mexican Serenaders, vaudeville acts, 
and M. Georges Chadal of "Hans the 
Flute Player" (now at the Broad). 
Moving pictures with a lighted theatre 
system were also exhibited. 

The Liberty cost something over 
$250,000. It is entirely fireproof built 



with modern equipment. The house 
has a seating capacity of close to 
1,900. There is one balcony, seating 
800, supported by the cantilever sys- 
tem, giving every patron a clear v!ew 
of the stage. There are loges on each 
side of the stage. The architect is Al- 
bert E. Westover, who built Keith's 
theatre here and other noted play- 
houses. 

Five acts will be played weekly with 
pictures in addition. There will be two 
performances nightly and one in the 
afternoon. The matinee prices will be 
5-10 and the evening 10-20. An or- 
chestra of 9 pieces is under the direc- 
tion of William Bentz. James M. Gro- 
ver is the treasurer. Paul Brooks will 
manage the stage. 

The theatre was opened to the pub- 
lic Monday to capacity audiences at all 
three shows. The inaugural bill in- 
cluded the Da Costa Troupe of models; 
Belmont and Sturgis; Canfleld and 
Carlton; Trans-Atlantic Four; Spissell, 
Engle and Ladell. Pictures. 



Henry W. Savage's English Grand 
Opera production of "The Girl of the 
Golden West," will go into rehearsal 
the middle ftf January. The Italian 
production will take place at the Met- 
ropolitan Opera House this Saturday 
night. 



SECOND U. B. O. HEARING. 

The second of the hearings of the 
complaint of the White Rats against 
the United Booking Office was held in 
the office of the Commissioner of Li- 
censes Monday morning. 
_ M. Malevinsky, who is conducting 
the case for the White Rats entered 
another complaint, headed by the 
names of George E. Delmore; William 
Coleman (Colie Lorella), Tim Cronin 
and Eugene Benton Boner, who "on 
behalf of themselves and on behalf 
of more than 2,000 theatrical and 
vaudeville performers and artists" are 
the complainants against the U. B. O. 
in the latest complaint filed. 

After this complaint was placed be- 
for the commissioner, Maurice Good- 
man objected to its being entered as a 
separate complaint, but asked that it 
be made an amendmen^yto the com- 
plaint already filed. Or that his com- 
plaint be filed and the complaint of 
the White Rats be withdrawn. 

Mr. Malevinsky for the White Rats 
said that it would be an impossibility 
for him to withdraw the first com- 
plaint. It was then suggested the last 
complaint be rewritten by the White 
Rat attorney and the name of the or- 
ganization embodied, the four names 
mentioned to stand as the complain- 
ants in conjunction with the organi- 
zation. 

This mode of procedure was adopt- 
ed and the new joint complaint pre- 
sented to the Commissioner Thurs- 
day morning when the hearing was 
resumed. 

Attached to the complaint upon 
which the names of William Coleman, 
Tim Cronin, etc., appear, there were 
about six hundred names of acts, act- 
resses and actors, in whose behalf 
the action is alleged to have been 
started. 

Of the six hundred names the ma- 
jority are those of acts playing "op- 
position time," and contained in the 
copy of the "opposition sheet" printed 
in Variety Jan. 23, 1909. A rather 
peculiar state is noticeable in the fact 
that there are names in the list as 
presented that are myths, having been 
employed by the "opposition" at dif- 
ferent times to "dummy" advance bill- 
ing. 

Some of the acts playing under those 
names are now appearing in United 
houses under their own names. The 
other names were simply used to fill 
out the required number of acts on 
the billing matter, and found their 
birth with the press agent. 

It was understood that at the hear- 
ing Thursday, after the new complaint 
had been accepted by the Commission- 
er, Mr. Goodman would ask for a bill 
of particulars, calling upon the attor- 
ney for the White Rats to furnish 
specified Instances in which the United 
Booking Offices has violated the pres- 
ent law and the names of those hav- 
ing a grievance. 

The hearing will probably be con- 
tinued next Wednesday. It is the in- 
tention of the Commissioner to devote 
Wednesdays and Thursdays of each 
week to the case until it is disposed of. 



Gertrude Hoffmann is studying 
Mme. Bernhardt who opened Monday 
at the Globe, New York. Miss Hoff- 
mann expects to impersonate the great 
French actress. 



GETS SHOW JUST THE SAME. 

Atlantic City, Dec. 8. 

Young's Pier theatre is playing 
vaudeville this week, with a bill head- 
ed by Lily Lena. It was booked in 
by Pat Casey through the United Book- 
ing Offices. 

Ben Harris, who had been the book- 
ing man for the Pier, has made no new 
connection as far as can be learned. 

The placing of a show at Young's 
Pier this week on top of the "fran- 
chise" held by Ben Harris for Atlantic 
City, received from the United Book- 
ing Offices, created some little talk 
The Casey Agency was approached by 
W. B. Bell, the present manager of 
the Pier at the seaside and asked for 
a show. Casey is reported to have 




JOE LANIGAN, 

The Man of Many Experiences. 
Making them laugh from Coast to Coast. 
Direction of NORMAN JEFFEIUES, Phila- 
delphia. 



seen John J. Murdock of the United 
Booking Offices, who is said to have 
remarked he knew of no reason why 
it should not be given the house, since 
It was entitled to play one weekly 
as heretofore. 

Harris claims his "franchise" gives 
him the sole right to all "United acts" 
at Atlantic City, and threatens to take 
the matter into the courts. It is 
said on behalf of the agency that the 
"franchise" mentions Young's Pior by 
implication through Harris having 
been the booking agent for that the- 
atre when the "franchise" was grant- 
ed, and that also the Pier Co. has paid 
the weekly charge since the United 
booked it. 

Meanwhile Louis Wesley says lie has 
the lease to the Savoy tied up in a 
knot, and wants to know what the- 
atre there is to be had in Atlantic, 
besides the Apollo, which is not on 
the market. 



William Rock (Rock and Fulton), 
playing the Orpheum, Denver, this 
week', was injured Monday night when 
a drop fell, striking Rock on the head, 
rendering him unconscious for several 
minutes. 



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IRENE FRANKLIN 
Management MR. LEW FIELDS 

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I'MTEl) MANAGERS MEET. 

A meeting of United Booking Office 
managers was called for Wednesday 
of this week. Several reasons were 
assigned as the cause of the call. One 
was to keep the managers in line re- 
garding the "blacklist." Another re- 
port said the United executives want- 
ed a general consultation held on the 
apparent attitude of the White Rats 
towards managers, and the recent 
move of that order in aligning itself 
with the labor unions. In this con- 
nection it was rumored that represen- 
tatives of the United Offices had been 
conferring recently with several prom- 
inent White Rats to secure a line on 
the general feeling of the members. 



THEATRE DAMAGED BY FIRE. 

La Fayette, Ind., Dec. 8. 
The Family, booked through the 
W. V. A., was damaged by fire which 
destroyed one end of the balcony last 
Sunday morning, after last week's 
people had moved out and before the 
new bill had arrived in town. It is 
probable that the house will be ready 
to resume business within a fortnight. 



FIRE DESTROYS. 

Columbus, 0. f Dec. 8. 
Fire destroyed the Grand Opera 
House here at an early hour Dec. 6. 
It was one of the most destructive 
fires of the year. The loss will 
amount to several hundred thousand 
dollars. 



MEETS DEATH EXHIBITING. 

St. Louis, Dec. *. 

A dispatch from Jacksonville, Fla.. 
says William Davenport, well known 
nere as a daring tight rope walker 
was killed there while giving an ex- 
hibition 

He carried his wife on a rope 150 
feet high, wheeling a barrow as he di(* 
so. 



LASKY SIGNING UP. 

(Special Cable to Variktt.) 

Paris, Dec. 7. 

Jessie L. Lasky, of New York, who 
is in Paris, watched the opening of 
the revue at the Follies Bergere. He 
will have a house in New York simi- 
larly named. 

So far as reported Mr. Lasky has 
engaged the Penders Troupe for his 
New York revue, and is negotiating 
with M. Curti, stage manager at the 
Olmypia, to return with him to New 
York to produce at the Follies there. 



"SPRING MAIu" SCORES. 

Boston, Dec. 8. 

"The Spring Maid" reached Bos- 
ton Monday for its first big city show- 
ing. The new musical comedy pro- 
duced by Werba & Luescher seems set- 
tled for a long run at the Tremont. 

It's a high grade first class show. 
The local papers nearly raved over it. 

Attention was attracted to Tom Mc- 
Naughton, the English comedian, ap- 
pearing in American production for 
the first time. He has the principal 
comedy role, and is elected to the po- 
sition of the best foreign comedian 
ever appearing in Boston. 

All the principals did well, but Mr. 
McNaughton seems to have been per- 
mitted to interject some of his own 
"business" and "lines," with the re- 
sult that he is the laughing riot of the 
performance. 



REHEARSAL STARTS SOMETHING. 

Aaron Hoffman spent a very un- 
pleasant half hour Monday afternoon 
In his office. Hoffman has just fin- 
ished a new "talking act" for Carl in 
and Clarke which dealB with a divorce 
story. Monday the author was read- 
ing the act to them. There was a 
slight pause, during which Mrs. Hoff- 
man entered the ante-room. She was 
seated there for about a minute when 
Nathan Burkhart, the attorney, also 
came in. He bowed to Mrs. Hoff- 
man, and was ushered into the author- 
husband's office. The wife still waited. 

While the attorney was in the of- 
fice Hoffman started to relate the di- 
vorce story in a rather loud tone of 
voice. Mrs. Hoffman's face suddenly 
darkened as she listened to him un- 
folding the tale. In view of the 
attorney's presence she hastily came 
to the conclusion that her husbani 
was "framing" something, in which 
she might be an interested party. 

As her husband's voice began to re- 
late the method of procedure by 
which to obtain a separation and di- 
vorce, she found it impossible to re- 
strain herself. With a wild cry she 
entered the inner sanctum where the 
two comedians, her husband and the 
attorney were seated and began to 
berate "hubby" soundly, like this: 

"If you are tired of me, why don't 
you tell me so! I'll leave you! I don't 
want to be with you if you don't want 
me! I'll go back to my folks! I can do 
that any time. They'll be glad to 
have me!" 

After her passionate flow of lan- 
guage had subsided, she broke into 
tears. 

The others were too astounded 
to say anything for the moment. When 
they realized what it was all about, 
they broke in with shrieks of laugh- 
ter, and tlien explanations came. 



SOME KIDDO, THIS BOY. 

Boston, Deo. 8. 
Harry Lauder, the Scotch comedian, 
stung for $5,000. It's an actual fact 
So deeply impressed with the reception 
tendered him by Robert E. Davie, Bos- 
ton's youthful Napoleon of Finance, 
"Harry" gave up the money for In- 
vestment. Now Davie has departed 
to parts unknown. In all, the de- 
falcations of Davie amount to $5.00,- 
000. The police are looking for him. 

Lauder was the guest of honor at 
two banquets tendered him at Davie's 
home in Brookline. The eats and 
drinks were the best procurable. Then 
the host procured the money, suppos- 
ed to be for investment. 



QUIGLEY BECOMES GEN. MCiK. 

Chicago, Dec. 8. 

Appointed general manager of the 
Carl Laemmle Music Putliehtng Co., 
Thomas J. Quigley assumed his duties 
this week, establishing his headquar- 
ters in this city. 

Mr. Quigley tendered his resigna- 
tion to "Shapiro" when visiting New 




' THE SINGER AND THE DUTCHMAN." 

HOWARD and LEWIS. 

THE CLASSIEST SINOINO AND TALKING 
ACT IN BURLESQUE. 

THIS SEASON BIO HIT WITH "VANITY 
FAIR" CO. OVER EASTERN WHEEL. 

Management of GUS HILL. 




SAM CHIP and MARY MARBLE. 

"The proof of the pudding Is In the eating," but the proof of "Lemlng Pie" has been in 
the playing. 

ANNA MARBLE POLLOCK'S playlet, "IN OLD EDAM," In which JOHN W. DUNNE bai 
presented SAM CHIP and MART MARBLE In the leading vaudeyllle houses of America, waa 
first produced In Norfolk, Va., Jan. 25. 1908. 

Since then It baa played eighty week* of UNITED TIME, twenty-four of which war* la 
New York Cltj. 

Tboy are booked to play their eeoond tour on MR. MARTIN BACK'S ORPEBUM CIR- 
CUIT, beginning Jan. 9. and will close the season late in June. 

all e mnm u nl onttona to Albee, Weber 4 Brans, Putnam Building. New York City. 




THOMAS J. QUIGLEY. 

York a week ago. He has made an 
enviable reputation in this section, 
having become popular and known as 
an energetic hustler, besides having a 
thorough knowledge of the music pub- 
lishing business. 

Homer Howard is no longer with 
the Laemmle concern. 



CITY MAY START SOMETHING. 

The proposed opening of the City 
theatre on 14th street may start some- 
thing in vaudeville. William Fox owns 
the house, having lately secured it by 
lease from Sullivan & Kraus. The 
policy there is to be one of "pop" 
vaudeville. 

Fox wants to play United Booking 
Offices vaudeville in the theatre. He 
has applied to Pat Casey to furnish 
him the bills. The United managers 
are reported against the granting of 
the privilege, through the opposition 
of the City to the Un >n Square (now 
a Keith-Proctor picture house) on the 
same street, and its possible competi- 
tion against the K-P Fifth Avenue at 
Broadway and 29th street. 

It is said that Mr. Fox has had as- 
surances he will receive a show, and 
continue to receive them. Last Sun- 
day night the City was crowded at the 
Sunday concert given there. 

Fox has the Academy of Music 
across the street, together with the 
Dewey, a couple of doors away. H1b 
connection with "Big Tim" Sullivan 
is said to have exerted an influence 
for him among the United managers 
or their associates. 



The taxi cab strike didn't cost the 
"small time" any acts. 



A manager doesn't believe all that 
he hears, unless It's a bad report. 



It's harder to be a success as a pic- 
ture actor than it is to make good on 
the Loew time. 



A chorus girl may lose her position 
by being too active In the perform- 
ance. Some principal women believe 
it sets a bad example. 



VARIETY 



13 



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THE PRINCESS OF COMEDIENNES— ASHTON STEVENS, "Journal" 




4th 8EAH0N IN U. «. AMERICA 



Direction, FAI CAHKV 



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VARIETY 



MONDAY MATINEE RECORD. 

The opening matinee record for the 
burlesque house of Miners in the 
Bronx was broken on last Monday af- 
ternoon when "The Merry Whirl" of 
(he Gordon & North string, placed the 
mark near $400. 

This is the biggest opening that the 
house had since it was dedicated. The 
Nelson-Moran pictures are an extra 
feature with the show this week. 

This is all the more wonderful in 
\iew of the fact that the prices at this 
house have been cut. The new scale 
went into effect last Monday. It reads 
10 and 25 cents for the matinees as 
against 15 and 50 cents heretofore. 
The prices for the night shows have 
also been lowered, the highest price 
now being 50 cents, whereas $1 was 
charged for orchestra seats before. 

The reason given by the manage- 
ment for the cut in pricesrwas that 
the prices at the National, the big 
"pop" houBe in the Bronx, necessitat- 
ed the inauguration o\ a "pop" scale. 



STILL FIGURING ON BRONX. 

The burlesque men are still studying 
the Bronx situation. Up there the 
Miners are opposed to Hurtig & Sea- 
mon, with the Miner's Bronx and Me- 
tropolis respectively. 

Both are doing poor business, with 
neither a choice. A few weeks ago 
when some talk arose from the condi- 
tion, the Columbia Amusement Co. 
(Eastern Burlesque Wheel) announced 
it had joined with Hurtig & Seamon 
as lessors of the Metropolis. This 
week it was said that with the return 
of Jules Hurtig from Chicago, there 
might be some deal suggested where- 
by the burlesque managers could 
change one of the burlesque theatres 
into a stock house, alternating with 
the shows of each Wheel weekly into 
the remaining house. 



FEATURING FIGHT PICTURES 

Since the Nelson-Moran fight pic- 
tures were placed in the Empire com- 
pany's shows there has been a notice- 
able increase in the business both 
east and west. 

Tom Miner, who is looking after the 
picture interests for the circuit, plac- 
ed them last Sunday with "The Bo- 
hemians" at Kansas City, the "Sam T. 
Jack" show in Milwaukee, the * Jar- 
din de 1'aris" company in Detroit, Ca- 
sino. Brooklyn, and with the Gordon- 
North show in the Bronx this week. 

Next week the Western Wheel 
houses in Buffalo, St. Louis, Minne- 
apolis, Newark, Philadelphia, Balti- 
more, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre will 
feature the pictures. They will be held 
over at Hammerstein's for another 
week. 

Picture opposition was abroad in 
Brooklyn this week. At the Casino, 
the fight film is drawing big crowds, 
while at the Star, Owen Moran him- 
self is the attraction. The pugilist 
will also be a counter draw against 
the pictures next week when he plays 
the Gaiety and the film is run at the 
Empire. 



BURLESQUE'S 6-DAY RACER. 

Elmer Collins, of the Collins-Dro- 
bach six-day bicycle team, which has 
held its own with the leaders in the 
big cycling affair at Madison Square 
Garden this week, came to New York 
from the "Sam T. Jack" burlesque 
show to ride in the meet. 

If Collins finishes either one-two, 
he will rejoin the Jack show and 
do a riding specialty in the olio, be- 
in e paced on the stage by a motor- 
cycle. 

Collins, after finishing second in the 
Boston six-day race two weeks ago, 
was signed by the Jack company as a 
feature. He was in the New York 
i ace with Moran last year. 




NEW PARISIAN SHOWS. 

Paris, Nov. 28. 

Paris, that vacillating, vivacious 
and vainglorious Paris, which has been 
surfeited with the foremost of things 
theatrical, has had its fling at three 
first nights within the past week or 
so, that have given those who make 
it a point to attend these initial per- 
formances a look at all angles of the 
world theatrical. 

The first in prominence was the pro- 
duction of "L'Aventurier," given its 
premier at the Theatre de la Porte St. 
Martin. It is considered the most no- 
table theatrical venture of the present 
season, and was looked forward to on 
account of following "Chantecler" at 
that house. The new play altogether 
is very clever, although the first act 
is weak. Guitry, who created the titu- 
lar role of Rostrand's masterpiece, 
holds the title role. He carries the 
house by his mobile gestures and as- 
sumed restraint. The story is quite 
simple. A family who have lost their 
all in the manufacturing world are 
rescued by a ne'er-do-well with ac- 
quired wealth through politics and 
whose management of the plant proves 
successful. There are five principal 
characters in the piece. Jean Coque- 
lin's portrayal of the unfortunate 
manufacturer is not so good and 
is overshadowed by the others. 

"Le Feu du Voisin" is the title ap- 
plied to a two-act qpmedy in which 
Mme. Jane Hading is appearing at 
the Theatre Michel, after a vaudeville 
tour of England. She presents an ex- 
cellent performance. The play is more 
suited to vaudeville as a sketch that 
might be taken from an offering of the 
class of "Madam X." 

The third first-night offering was 
"Claudine," an operetta in three acts, 
produced at the Moulin Rouge. It is a 
musical play by R. Berger, who has 
adapted two books of Henry Gauthier, 
that deals with the life of a very for- 
ward young woman. There are sev- 
eral good songs and well sustained 
roles. In it are three music-hall art- 
ists, Claudius (due at the Follies Ber- 
gere in December); Marise Fairy (a 
success at the Marigny last summer), 
and Guitty. The shows costs about 
$2,600 weekly, but this will be cut 
down soon. The operetta has about 
three months to run. It is doubtful if 
it will be seen abroad. 



GEO. KRAUS ILL. 

George J. Kraus, of the firm of Sul- 
livan & Kraus, was confined to his 
home several days last week after a 
nervous breakdown and for a time the 
veteran theatre manager's life was 
hanging in the balance. 

At present he has recovered suf- 
ficiency to be about the house, al- 
though his physicians will not permit 
him to take an active part in busi- 
ness. 

The breakdown occurred after a 
siege of business cares an 1 worries. 



WILL J. KENNEDY 

OF HOOSICK FALLS, N. Y. 

Principal Comedian "HEHMAN SHOW.'* 

Two Seasons. 



limit MO IXTOSH TRIES AGAIN. 

A new western sketch has been se- 
eured by Burr Mcintosh, replacing the 
piece of the same character he recent- 
ly appeared in for one week only, at 
the Colonial. 

With the new playlet, Mr. Mcintosh 
will appear at the Majestic, Chicago, 
some time this month. 



MURRAY'S NEW JOB. 

London, Nov. 30. 

Paul Murray is now general man- 
ager of the Varieties Controlling Co. 
He started in to work at Randovel 
house Monday. 

All the booking of the Barrasford 
and De Frece Tours will go through 
Mr. Murray. For the past three years 
he has been an agent, before that con- 
nected with the Moss & Stoll tour, 
booking the London Coliseum and 
Hippodrome at the time he left Moss 
& Stoll to go with William Morris. 

After leaving the Morris office, Mr. 
Murray joined the London Marinelli 
agency, remaining there only a short 
time, and until engaged by Alfred 
Butt and Walter DeFrece for his pres- 
ent position. 

Mr. Board man, the former man- 
ager of the Controlling Co., will go to 
Brighton as house manager. 

Archie Parnell will continue to look 
after Walter DeFrece's interests in 
the general offices. 



MORE FUNNY NAMES. 

Billy Ritchie, the tramp cyclist, who 
has been abroad for some time has 
"dug up" a few more odd names of 
acts that he wishes to present to a 
foreign agent on this side who has a 
propensity for "handtag" managers 
funny names and acts. 

The list of Mr. Ritchie's includes 
Brighton and Leeds; Reed and 
Wright; Comin and See us; Guinness 
and Bess; Boston and Philadelphia; 
Max Cincinnati; Black and White; 
Three Spoons; Jim and Jam; Jester 
and Joker; The Great Red and Beet 
Co., and Smite and Smote. 



BURLESQUE MEET 

Cincinnati, Dec. 8. 
There was a special meeting of the 
executive board of the Empire Circuit 
(Western Wheel) held here Tuesday. 
It is believed that the meeting was 
called for the purpose of considering 
and discussing the details pertaining 
to the building of a new burlesque 
house in Baltimore, where a site has 
been purchased opposite Ford's Opera 
House. 



MARION FUND INCREASES. 

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Dec. 8. 
Daniel L. Hart, city treasurer, an- 
nounced Tuesday, he had received the 
following additional contributions for 
the fund which is being realized to pay 
the expenses of another trial for Geo. 
L. Marion: 

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Susanna Roca- 
Ellis $5.00 mora 3.00 

John P. Wise 1.00 Walter Greaves.. 5.50 

"Girls From Dlx- John Hart 5.00 

le" Co 10.00 Circus Agent 1.00 

Mr. and Mrs. S. E. C. Fllkens, 

L. Plxlcy 5.00 Richard & Prln- 

gle Mlns 7.20 



Moving pictures make you laugh, 
whether comic or sad. 



Broadway is a dreary place — when 
you're not working. 



Some people are booking acts who 
would be breaking stone if they were 
not. 



A traveling troupe manager in bur- 
lesque Is almost as important as he 
thinks he is — as long as the principal 
comedian doesn't have him discharged. 



VARIETY 



15 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Prasaatatioa, first Appearaace 

or Reappearance la or Aroaad 

Naw York 



Frank Campeau and Co., American. 

Tom Tenia and Co. (New Act), 

American. 

Nana, American. 

Lydia Barry, Fifth Avenue. 

Augustus Neville and Co., Fifth Ave. 

Tasmanian-Van Dieman Troupe, Fifth 

Ave. 

"Three Thieves," Bronx. 

John R. Gordon and Co., Greenpoint. 

I* Belle Victoria. 

Slack Wire. 

12 Mlns.; Full Stage. 

Hippodrome. 

Outclassing any woman who has 
ever been seen on the slack wire, 
La Belle Victoria is not far behind 
the best of the ma]e artists in the 
same line. The specialty is patterned 
after that of the Cuban, Robledillo. 
Victoria lacks only the easy careless- 
ness of that great wire walker. In 
all other things she is his equal. Sex 
makes her even more attractive as 
an act. The girl works fifteen or 
twenty feet in the air at the "Hip." 
There this also makes the act a bit of 
a thriller besides its other attrac- 
tiveness. Two men follow the girl from 
beneath in case of accident. No pole 
or balancing rod of any kind is em- 
ployed. The speed and life with which 
the girl works are marvelous. The 
"drunk" is done without making it a 
"drunk." The wide swings and many 
other tricks are accomplished with 
very little apparent effort. The girl 
is good looking with an attractive per- 
sonality and knows how to sell the 
act with the best possible results. The 
Hippodrome audience was not slow to 
understand that the girl was doing 
something out of the ordinary, and she 
met with enthusiasm. La Belle Vic- 
toria has a dandy specialty for vaude- 
ville. Dash. 



Nederveld and Monkey. 

Animal 

10 Mlns ; Full Stage. 

Hippodrome. 

Nederveld 's Monk is featured as a 
bareback rider. This part didn't 
strike the audience as being nearly 
as wonderful as did the hand-to-hand 
balancing indulged in by the man and 
"monk." Nederveld uses the animal 
as the top mounter in the same way 
as do two men doing hand-to-hand 
balancing. The "monk" is big. The 
result is quite attractive. The bare- 
back work consists of jumping through 
hoops, taking the hurdles. The best 
is the jumping off and onto the horse. 
The monk uses the horse's tail to as- 
sist him in getting from the ground 
to the horse's back. This amused the 
audience greatly. Monks that ride 
horses have been seen so much that 
this loses its novelty, and the hand 
balancing comes in for the best re- 
sults. A heavy rope attached to the 
monk takes away much of the value 
the act might have. Were the monk 
to go through the routine without a 
rope, it would be a wonderfully ef- 
fective performance. Nederveld's 
"monk" as a vaudeville proposition is 
purely problematical. The act would 
do, but at what salary would be the 
question. Dash. 



"A Night in a Turkish Bath" (Com- 
edy). ' 
28 Mlns.: Full Stage (Special Set). 
Hammerstein's Victoria. 

"A Night in a Turkish Bath" is a 
peculiar mixture of comedy and senti- 
ment with just enough originality and 
novelty to make it a welcome addition 
to vaudeville. Jos. Hart is sponsor 
for the act. It looks as though Joe 
could sit back and wait for the forty 
weeks with a smile of one who knows 
that he waits not in vain. The set 
shows the cooling room of the bath. 
The men are lolling about wrapped in 
sheets. It must have been a big night 
the night before, for everyone in the 
bath seems to be trying to get away 
from a dismal overflow. Not an un- 
usual condition for a Turkish bath, 
the meeting place of all grades and 
shapes of "souses." The comedy is 
derived from a three hundred-pound 
traveling man who, while out on a 
spree, brought two brakemen to the 
baths with him the night before, an 
incident of which he had entirely lost 
track. The brakemen have never seen 
anything like the marble surroundings. 
It is a matter of wonderment to them. 
The fat man gets a barrel of good 
fun out of the brakemen and also out 
of his willingness to bet on anything, 
from the going out of lights to the 
dropping dead of his neighboring suf- 
ferer. The sentiment comes from a 
forlorn Individual wh6 was left $50,- 
000 and has just two thousand on 
hand. He bets the fat man 4-1 his 
wife won't return to him. The fat 
man pools his end of the bet and calls 
up the wife in Elmira. She says "All 
is forgiven, come home." The "$50,- 
000-.Kid" accepts his loss with thanks 
and hikes for Elmira, Robert Webb 
the fat boy does yeoman service. Be- 
sides his comedy abilities which are 
not small, he has a tenor voice just 
built to suit a vaudeville audience and 
he cuts loose with it a couple of times 
to beautiful effect. There is a quartet 
it appears hidden amongst the men, 
but it is graciously held in the back- 
ground, used only to help Webb in 
one song. The other men, though 
not having much to do, are all good. 
Mr. Hart must be handed a little cred- 
it for presenting the minor roles in 
such good style. The two brakemen 
do particularly well, aiding the fat one 
in his quest for laughs. "A Night in 
a Turkish Bath" will do. It is not a 
riotous laughing act but it is fuifny. 
and has the sentimental side not too 
strongly worked. .' Dash. 



Hose Seldon. 

Diving. 

10 Mlns.; Full Stage. 

Feiber & Shea Circuit. 

"Small time" theatres, unable to 
offer Kellerniann. Odiva. Myrma or 
Rose Pitnoff to their patrons, will do 
well inbooking Rose Seldon as she is 
a diver of no mean ability. Her 
work was handicapped by a dimly 
lighted tank and murky water. A 
better effect could be secured by the 
use of mirrors. There is quite a va- 
riety of dives, her best work being 
done in the acrobatic movements. Her 
routine under water is like that of the 
other water nymphs. A young man 
announces each dive. Miss Seldon 
presents a shapely appearance in black 
tights. Mark. 



"The Stolen Story** (Dramatic). 
20 Mlns.; Full Stage (Special Set). 
American. 

"The Stolen Story" as presented in 
vaudeville is the second and fourth 
acts of the Jesse Lynch Williams' play 
as originally offered by Henry W. 
Savage. The scene is laid in the Park 
Row newspaper office and the demark- 
ation between afternoon and evening 
is made by darkening the stage for a 
brief moment. The action has been 
boiled down to twenty minutes. It is 
not as suitable for vaudeville in its 
present shape as it might have been. 
The climax is too abrupt and the fin- 
ale curtain found many people asking 
what it was all about. Even in bills 
of the length of those presented at the 
American an act In the postion of 
closing the first part might have a min- 
ute or two longer than twenty to gain 
the desired effect. To newspapermen 
the original production was looked 
upon more or less as a joke, and the 
public did not "get" the show because 
of the technical expressions in the dia- 
log. In the vaudeville offering mat- 
ters are worse. The technical "stuff," 
which the space-grabbers understood, 
has been cut to a great extent, while 
the action to the eyes of the general 
public has not been enhanced an iota. 
"The Stolen Story" tells of love and 
hate in the circles of "The fourth es- 
tate." Geo. S. Christy carries an air of 
conviction. James Lee Kiley is melo- 
dramatic in the "bit" that he did. 
Robert Wayne as the City Editor is 
an actor, not a newspaper man. 
Eileen Errol as the society reported 
gave the best performance. The 
other roles were portrayed by 
Walter Thomas, Charles Lalte, 
Robert Magny. Bruce Kent and 
Richard Clarke. "The Stolen Story" 
will create no greater furore in vaude- 
ville than it did in. the legitimate. 
Monday night It received three legit- 
imate curtains. The fourth one was 
forced. Fred. 



Kyle, (iiieniey and Co. (2.) 
Comedy Sketch. 
18 Mins.; Full (Interior), 
in on Square. 

"Mistaken Identity" affords four 
characters opportunity to introduce 
some lively comedy. Most of the fun 
hinges on a meeting between a bach- 
elor and a widow, the dialog being of 
the up-to-date American brand that 
provokes hearty laughter. These two 
roles are capitally acted, but the oth- 
ers (husband and wife) could be more 
acceptably played. The act will fit in 
any bill on the "small time" and give 
satisfaction. Mori-. 



Zelaya. 

Pianist. 

10 Minn.; One 

American. 

Zelaya. the son of the ex-president 
of a South American republic, made 
his debut in a "big time" act at the 
American this week. During the ten 
minutes that he does he offers three 
numbers All were well received. His 
act as a whole is suitable for a "No. 
2" spot on big time bills Fred. 



Win. H. Thompson and Co. (4). 
"The Old Musician" (Comedy Drama). 
10 Mlns.; Four (Interior). 
Colonial. 

The erstwhile "Old Flute Player," 
rechristened "The Old Musician," 
which was shelved after a short sea- 
son on the Orpheum time with Carl 
Sauerman and Adelaide Cummlngs in 
the principal roles, is again offered in 
vaudeville by William H. Thompson. 
This famous character actor in as- 
suming the role of the old German 
flute player does himself gross injus- 
tice. He is capable of doing far bet- 
ter work and in his present vehicle 
will not add any feathers to his cap 
if the verdict of the Colonial audience 
may be taken as a criterion. C. T. 
Dazey, responsible for real stage suc- 
cesses, probably meant well when he 
wrote the act, but from the lamentably 
weak manner in which it ends it evi- 
dently was patched up In the last part 
at the fag end of his busy season. Mr. 
Thompson gets all there Is out of the 
part of the musician, who would sac- 
rifice his own life if necessary to in- 
sure the happiness of his daughter, 
but it offers no opportunities. Evan- 
geline Irving as the girl looked and 
acted well, while Mahlon Hamilton 
did what little was allotted to him as 
the rich woman's son, who would mar- 
ry the flute player's daughter. Mrs. 
Carrie Lee Stoyle gave excellent sup- 
port as the cold proposition from the 
heart of society. Fred. J. Webber was 
the janitor. The act is funny in spots, 
but has a streak of mawkish senti- 
ment which grates on the nerves. It 
is too bad the esteemed Mr. Thomp- 
son is encountering so much trouble 
In finding another suitable sketch for 
his talent and versatility. Mark. 



The mother of Mrs. F rant 7. Caesar 
and Mrs. Earl Cirdeller died Nov. 27 
at St. Paul, her demise being due to 
heart failure. 



The De Ko's. 

Acrobatic. 

11 Mins.; Fall Stage. 

Hippodrome. 

The Hippodrome programs ''have 
not been changed since the new cir- 
cus acts took up their time there 
a couple o£ weeks ago. It is there- 
fore not certain this Is the proper 
name for the act. As no one seemed 
to know around the house, the name 
was secured outside. The De Ko's are 
made up of four people (two men, a 
midget, and a woman who could re- 
main off the stage). The midget is 
the most Important member. The 
little fellow is handled much in the 
same manner that Willy Pantzer han- 
dles his Many of the same tricks are 
shown, although this troupe do 
not possess the showmanship of 
Pantzer. The hand-to-hand tricks 
with several very catchy single hand- 
to-hand stands are executed nicely, 
however, and the midget is a wonder. 
A couple of new tricks are shown also. 
The act frames up very well and could 
fall into any vaudeville program. 

Dash. 

Henella. 

Magic. 

14 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Slien and Shay Circuit. 

TIenella witli hill ;hii| illusions 
can work ;m\ su'iiM » ; -i 1 . •" house in 
New Y».rk .-iri' 1 ■<* i'v:i\- with his of- 
fering * Mark. 



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16 



VARIETY 



Hilda Spong and Oo. (9). 
"Bridge" (Dramatic Sketch). 
18 Min.; Full stage (Interior). 
American, Chicago. 

Arnold Daly, who Is producing 
sketches for Morris, seems to hold 
vaudeville lightly, basing his judg- 
ment, perhaps, upon the fact that his 
own name alone was accepted as a 
headline factor. Graham Hill has 
written "Bridge" for the purpose of 
holding the game up as a horrible ex- 
ample to music hall audiences. The 
sin of gambling is shown to lead Its 
victim (Miss Spong) to the unparalel- 
led length of staking herself against 
$2,500 (American money) which is 
confessedly to be used in paying off 
the gambling debts of a London so- 
ciety widow. The widow is loved by 
one man and coveted by another. The 
"other" offers to cut the ^ards with 
her for the $2,500, against what is ac- 
cepted as its equivalent. As the de- 
cision is being approached the lover 
comes into the game and by hercu- 
lean effort beats the bad man two cuts 
out of three. The loser leaves, prom- 
ising to send around the money in 
the morning. Then the details which 
had previously been enacted between 
the widow and the villain, are all 
worked over again with the admiring 
youth as the confessor. He leaves 
and the widow is left sobbing against 
the door-jamb. Mies Spong may be 
a delightful actress when working for 
Frohman, but under Arnold Daly's 
stage management she seems Imbued 
with the idea that facial contortions, 
unusual arm and lung development 
and a general disposition to rant all 
over the place is what vaudeville calls 
acting. No one knows better than 
Miss Spong (unless it be Mr. Daly) 
that "vaudeville" is a condition bor- 
dering closely upon intelligence, even 
if Daly has been accepted therein; 
for if Miss Spong did not have faith 
In her audience she would not take 
chances on being laughed at instead of 
being respectfully listened to and po- 
litely applauded. As a structure of 
entertainment "Bridge" falls down. 
The lesson it teaches is so badly es- 
sayed that the moral is lost In the 
immorality of its teaching. Walt. 



Lucille Langdon. 

Songs. 

11 Mlns.; One. 

Union Square. 

With a mass of golden hair and 
blue eyes, this seventeen-year-old miss 
from Chicago looks more like a big 
doll in her stage clothes than any- 
thing else. On looks and costumes, 
Lucille can sail around the New York 
"small time" and receive attention. 
While she does not bat .300 with her 
voice, she does well enough to get over 
four numbers acceptably. Her best 
bit, that of a peevish and petted little 
girl, is given at the close. Her Italian 
song might be rendered with better 
effect. — 



Zuhn and Dreis. 
Ringing and Talking. 
12 Mlns.; One. 
Shea A Shay Circuit. 

Regulars of the big houses would 
enjoy the comedy offered by the ec- 
centric member of this male team. The 
act Is a riot on "small time." Mark. 



Homer Miles and Oo. (8). 
"On a Side Street" (Comedy). 
17 Mlns.; Four (Exterior). 
Colonial. 

When seeing this sketch, one's mind 
hearkens back to the days of "On the 
Sidewalks of New York," "The Sun- 
shine of Paradise Alley" and others of 
that type that have long ago found 
their way to the discard. This tabloid 
version of what is supposed to be a 
common incident of big city life will 
receive the plaudits of the gallery 
god 8 with its touch of the melodra- 
matic, but on the regular vaudeville 
patrons it is not likely to make much 
of an impression. Mills reels off 
fair slang as the good hearted Irlba 
janitor, with a Bert Leslie delivery, 
who saves the runaway southern miss 
from falling into the wily hands of a 
"designing detective." But, the slang 
and sympathy will never send it soar- 
ing to the dizzy heights of vaude- 
ville prominence. The "crool" detec- 
tive is fairly well played but his fight 
with "Clancy" poorly worked up. An- 
other young man had the role of the 
girl's Virginia sweetheart and managed 
to be heard. The act is staged well 
enough, but lacks quality to put it 
over with the trade-mark of a big 
success. There is a shadow cast over 
the piece through sundry remarks of 
the detective regard ^g the girl, to- 
gether with mysterious by-play by her 
at the opening of the sketch. If this 
shadow were removed by the employ- 
ment of some other police reason, it 
would raise the act considerably in 
the estimation of managers who have 
houses outside New York. At the 
Colonial there was intermittent laugh- 
ter, with applause at the melodramatic 
finale. Mark. 



The Cromwells (2). 

Juggling. 

Mln.; Full Stage (Interior). 

American, Chicago. 

William Morris, Inc., introduced the 
Cromwells to America via New Or- 
leans. For some few weeks they have 
been appearing in and near Chicago. 
They reached the "big time" last Mon- 
day, and were one of the hits of the 
show in the evening. The principal 
juggler impersonates a girl, dressed 
soubretwlse. with curly wig. Before 
Cromwell plays another date he should 
equip himself with new wardrobe. The 
simple white dress and plain under- 
wear frequently exposed during his 
gyrations around the stage, should be 
swapped for brighter and prettier ap- 
parel with expensive underdresslng. 
Cromwell makes a fine appearance as 
a "girl." As a juggler he excels In 
manipulations of small articles, works 
fast and with a style which imparts 
vivacity to the good effect of his ef- 
forts. The plural of Cromwell is a 
«*klddle." still in his "teene" who 
serves as a comedy foil and object 
server combined. The lad gets some 
good laughs with comedy, natural 
enough to not seem far overdrawn. 
The plate throwing finish brought 
storms of approval, and served to add 
force to the belief that Cromwell is 
in right so far as workmanship and 
method is concerned. Until he dresses 
himself better the act. will never come 
fully into its rightful standing. 

Walt. 



Sharkey, Geisler and Lewis. 

Songs. 

14 Mlns.; One. 

Fifth Ave. 

This is the latest group of the 
"Rathskeller boys" to put in an ap- 
pearance. The boys in a Rathskeller 
would probably match up with any- 
thing in the line, but It is going to 
take a little time to get an act in shape 
for vaudeville. The usual "rag" rou- 
tine with an Italian and another char- 
acter number or two to vary the same- 
ness are used by the trio. While all 
the numbers are well done and get 
over nicely there seems to be some- 
thing lacking. Perhaps it is the stage 
that bothers the boys, and when they 
become accustomed to the raised plat- 
form they may work out all right. The 
dressing could be improved. The 
boys wear brown sack suits not par- 
ticularly well made or fitting. If 
different patterns were worn by each, 
it might give a better combined effect. 
The piano player might also be al- 
lowed more scope. A selection of 
some sort would break in on the sing- 
ers and give needed variety. Sharkey, 
Geisler and Lewis will probably be 
able to hold down an early spot on 
the big bills satisfactorily. While 
a good act, at present they lack the 
finish to bring them up where they 
should be. Dash. 



Four Amaranths. 
Acrobatic Dancers. 
8 Mins.; Three. 
American. 

A quartet of English acrobatic 
dancers present a very clever routine 
of acrobatic and whirlwind dancing 
that made them one of the distinct 
hits at the American this week. Four 
girls dress in soubret costumes of 
blue. They are good looking, but 
during their work had trouble with 
their hair. This only served to make 
some of the female contingent pres- 
ent emit gasps of astonishment, for 
the hair "is all their own." The act 
as it is at present is about a minute 
too long, unless by rearrangement the 
trick of the four girls doing cart- 
wheels simultaneously could be 
brought down to the finish. Doing 
this into the wings would make a bet- 
ter finish for the act, one that can 
fill a place on any bill. It is as fast 
and snappy as could be asked. Fred. 



Deiro. 

Accordeonist. 
13 Mlns.; One. 
Fifth Ave. 

Deiro will have no trouble in hold- 
ing his own amongst the several ac- 
cordeon players now in the varieties. 
The man plays what seems to be a 
little different arrangement than the 
usual. It has a keyboard similar to 
that of a piano. His manipulation Is 
interesting together with the playing. 
Deiro has also shown rare judgment 
in his picking of selections. Instead 
of sticking to the heavys or the grand 
opera he opens with a solid number, 
devoting the rest of the time to "rag" 
with which he does a few gyrations 
a la Travato. It "ets him more than 
all the "classical stuff" could. Placed 
"No. 4" on the program he drew down 
a solid hit that came from all parts 
of the house. Data. 



Al. Von Tilzer. 

Songs. 

14 Mlns.; One. 

Hammenteln's Victoria. 

Vaudeville has had most of the pop- 
ular song writers In its fold -ere this, 
but Al. Von Tilzer (one of the most 
popular) has been allowed to continue 
his way in the music business in peace 
until Hammersteln dug him up for 
"The Corner" this week. In even- 
ing clothes Albert presides at a baby 
grand piano, playing and singing his 
own songs to the delight of friends and 
audience. Albert looks extremely well 
in evening clothes, has a likeable per- 
sonality and an easy stage presence 
which give him a charm apart from 
the singing and playing. Several of his 
popular successes were sung without 
the slightest hint at "song plugging." 
He did not even ask the audience to 
whistle or in any way evidence he de- 
sired the house to help him out. Mr. 
Von Tilzer did very well. The audi- 
ence insisted at the finish that he 
sing his big popular success "Teas- 
ing." Dash. 



Three Lyres. 

Music. 

16 Mlns.; Full Stage (Interior). 

Orpheum, Brooklyn. 

Another "western" musical trio 
with a substantial hit to its credit 
on its New York debut. Redwood and 
Harvey, with a California boy, Hen- 
derson, comprise the trio. Henderson 
doe 8 the comedy work in blackface. 
His jokes are new in this neck-o'-th'- 
woodB. Three of the puns in par- 
ticular elicited much laughter among 
the Brooklynites. Redwood and Har- 
vey first wear suits a la English engi- 
neers and later don green band suits 
for the close. Two cornets and a 
trombone are used at «. e opening. On 
the "We Won't Go Hon Until Morn- 
ing" bit, Henderson pla\ \ the cornet 
in four octaves. A clt Meal seloc- 
tion on the marlambaphone followed. 
The blackface made the biggest hit 
with his euphonium solo, "The Ros- 
ary." For the finish, the "straights" 
blow herald trumpets whP<» Henderson 
plays drum accompaniment. At the 
Orpheum, the boys were In "No. 1" 
position, but pulled down deserved 
recognition notwithstanding. The mu- 
sic stands could stand new covers. 

Mark, 



The Torleys. 

Bicycle. . 

15 Mlns.; Full Stage 

Hammerstein's Victoria. 

"Comedy Cyclists" is the billing on 
the Hammersteln program. That is 
just what the Torleys are not. The 
act is straight; absolutely so. A man 
and woman make up the combination 
and do exceedingly well. Their neat 
appearance and the bright well-kept 
appearance of the apparatus go a long 
way In making the act a desirable one 
of Its kind. The man is a good per- 
former on the single wheel. He does 
a double around the handle bars and 
rides a couple of single wheels built 
high in the air. These gained ap- 
plause. The girl does the usual rou- 
tine. Where acts of this sort are in 
demand, The Torleys will answer the 
purpose. Dash. 



VARIETY 



17 



THE BERENADERS. 

Philadelphia, Dec. 8. 

Not having seen "The Serenade™* ' 
when it played the Gayety several 
weeks ago, I am not in a position to 
compare the show then with what the 
"Serenaders" are giving since made 
over. If there were cause for re-mak- 
ing then, it has not been remedied to 
any great extent. Even at that, the 
"Serenadera" is not a poor show by 
any means, but with the foundation to 
work upon it ought to rank with any 
on the Eastern Wheel and probably 
will if the burlesque is brought up 
to a snappy, dashy, frisky finale to bal- 
ance the first part. 

Now the burlesque is just a Frenchy 
farce. It has to do with a scene In a 
cafe of a hotel where private rooms 
with signal lights which tell of the 
goings on inside, are a feature. Of 
course there is a lot of ginger in some 
of the business which go with this 
scene. At times the business and 
lines reach speedy pace, but never the 
extreme. 

Whoever furnished the book for this 
burlesque ought to keep right on and 
finish it. The program credits BTuce 
Laird, and Leo Edwards with fur- 
nishing the music. The latter has 
not overworked. Much of the neces- 
sary speed to gain a satisfactory point 
in the piece might be secured through 
the interpolation of one or two more 
good (numbers. There is no reason 
why this should not be done, for "The 
Serenaders" is well supplied with those 
who can put the numbers over and 
there is an excellent singing chorus 
for support. 

The numbers given were much ap- 
preciated and won admiration through 
the manner in which the chorus work- 
ed and the splendid well dressed ap- 
pearance the girls made in costuming 
which has uot been surpassed by any 
show seen this season. 

"The Hussar March" led by Mar- 
garet King opened the burlesque nice- 
ly, but someone else should have led 
it. leaving Miss King for her more 
important role in the piece. An acro- 
batic dance specialty by Allan Coogan 
and Dot Duvall, a clever worker from 
the chorus ranks, fitted nicely, but a 
waltz number by Nanette Coulton and 
one of the McGulness Brothers did not 
quite hit the mark. Miss Coulton has 
a pleasing voice, but should lead the 
number straight, leaving the waltzing 
for the girls behind her. Miss King 
also sang "Oh, You With Those Eyes." 
The "Bird Song" by the chorus, is 
very pretty, one of the very best seen, 
the beauty of the costumes making 
it stand out as a special feature of the 
show. 

Mies Coulton has the role around 
which the story of the piece was 
framed, but there is not enough of it 
to make it stand out for mention, 
though some comedy is had by the 
way she accumulates a quick "souse." 
Coogan and Grace Vinton, as a newly 
married pair seeking seclusion In the 
private rooms with the signals, hand- 
led much of the snappy stuff and hand- 
led It well. Miss Vinton had won 
her way through strongly earlier in 
the show. She Is a winning miss and 
might be kept in front as often as 
possible. 

All the characters suffer from what 
was accomplished by the players In 



the first part, "On the Ocean." This is 
the same piece used earlier, new mem- 
bers of the cast changing the running 
only slightly. The first part has a 
"dope fiend" character played in ad- 
mirable style by Lew Kelly, as its 
center, the others playing up to him. 
There is no room for other than praise- 
worthy comment for Kelly for he gets 
laughs every minute and the house 
was always waiting for his reappear- 
ance. The fact that he kept the 
laughs going for almost an hour is 
the best answer. He has excellent 
support from Bernard Turbett as an 
Irish deckhand. Turbett is a good 
comedian himself and knows how to 
take care of his end, at the same time 
doing much for Kelly and the com- 
bination is excellent. Allan Coogan, 
dresses and handles a straight part 
in a satisfactory manner, getting all 
there is to be had. Will H. Stevens, 
as the gruff captain and James Mullen 
in a comedy part, also add their share. 
But it is all Kelly with the others 
helping and it is good stuff. 

Margaret King with a lot of shape 
partly concealed in a hobble skirt, 
helped the comedy and led a couple 
of good numbers. Grace Vinton, look- 
ing attractively led another. It is 
"Sleepy Head," not a good song for 
Miss Vinton. She ought to select 
something pretty and musical. One 
of the McGulness Brothers also subbed 
for Coogan in "Sugar Moon." The 
"Human Flag" number closes the first 
part. It is a great hurrah finish. 

To get the desired effect In the bur- 
lesque, following the first part, which 
is necessarily slow In its action, the 
speed should come In the burlesque. 
It does not and this pulls down the 
average of the show. Kelly and Tur- 
bett are handicapped In the burlesque 
and the result is disappointing. Crane 
Wllbut, with only a bit in the first 
part, works harder in the burlesque 
and could do better. Mullen and Coo- 
gan open the olio. Here they touch 
along the same lines as some of the 
first part business, but put over a well 
liked act, Coogan 's dancing and a reci- 
tation by Mullen landing them solidly. 
The Six Juggling Blossoms, girls who 
do nicely with clubs, won plenty of 
recognition for a nicely handled num- 
ber and the McGulness Brothers pleas- 
ed with dancing despite their having 
to follow the capital stepping of Coo- 
gan. 

Up to the burlesque, "The Seren- 
aders" moves along like a first class 
show and then comes the halt. Jack 
Singer sent the show out and changed 
it since It began Its tour. Mr. Singer 
knows how to give a good show. They 
are still working on the burlesque 
and maybe when through, it will score 
an even balance with the first part. 
When It does Singer will have a show 
which can follow his "Behman Show" 
and that's sufficient. 

George M. Tounfj. 



•'Paris by Night," with a record run 
of sixteen weeks in New York, has 
been booked by G. Molasso to open in 
the middle west Dec. 19. The act 
after playing Detroit, Milwaukee and 
Minneapolis is due for four weeks in 
Chicago. Molasso is rehearsing three 
new dancing productions that he will 
place on the market shortly. 



BOWERY BURLESqUERS. 

"The Bowery Burlesquers" Is the 
best example of what good people 
can do for a burlesque show. A 
better all around company will not 
be found in either Wheel. 

There Is an apparent good will 
amongst the players that gets over 
the footlights to the audience. Ben 
Jansen is chief of the group, featured 
on the program, but Jansen does not 
attempt to interfere with any of the 
others. His comedy efforts, highly 
successful, do not suffer. Jansen 
plays a Hebrew during the entire 
show. He works easily, not paying 
any great amount of attention to the 
character and would very likely e 
just as funny were he working in any 
other make-up. 

Eddie Fitzgerald is a close second to 
Jansen in the fun making. He is a 
capital Irishman of the straighter or- 
der, working quietly and to great ef- 
fect. Fitzgerald Is valuable also be- 
cause he can sing and dance. He 
works in a specialty with Jansen dur- 
ing the show that is a sure-fire. 

Sammy Brown is the "straight" 
man. When it comes to being a 
real "straight" Sammy has a little 
something on anybody in burlesque. 
He does not figure in too many bits 
and there are not any too many oppor- 
tunities, but every time Sammy steps 
to the plate, he hits a safe one. A 
corking singing voice and a certain 
knowledge of how to place it also 
adds to his batting average. Working 
in the olio with two girls, Brown 
demonstrates he can handle "rag 
stuff" with any of the "rathskeller" 
boys. 

Jack Quinn plays a couple of roles, 
strong in both. As a "fly-guy" with 
a ready flow of "the bull" he helps 
things along in the first part and re- 
peats in the burlesque with a tough 
character bringing many laughs. 

Charles Jansen plays the twin bro- 
ther to Ben, securing some laughs on 
his own account. He is doing two 
or three funny bits in the second part 
while helping out in one of the num- 
bers. Henry West does a short bit 
as a "cissy" in the opening. It gets 
a laugh and passes away. 

Lizzie Freleigh is featured of the 
women. It places Miss Freleigh at a 
disadvantage for she has to stand 
comparison not always pleasant. Miss 
Freleigh, however, has nothing to 
worry about. She runs breezily 
through the pieces putting over two 
or three numbers capitally. In ward- 
robe Miss Freleigh is in the first class. 
She wears several striking costumes. 
One in the first part, a transparent 
arrangement, caused a heave amongst 
the audience. The gown is beautiful 
but needs background which doesn't 
seem so natural. 

Nora Bell can only be found fault 
with in the dressing. Miss Bell plays 
and sings so well it is a pity she is 
spoiling the general good effect 
through an indifference in gowning. 

Edna Green and Minnie Lee, sou- 
brets, make a lively pair. It is sel- 
dom a show turns up with one sou- 
bret of their calibre. Both girls look 
and dress splendidly, with voices above 
the usual standard. In the olio, the 
girls support Mr. Brown in a three- 



act. The combination works out beau- 
tifully. Josie Kine plays a couple of 
eccentric rotas and gets away with 
them nicely, keeping up the average 
of the cast for principals. 

The show is practically the same 
as last season with the change of Ben 
Jansen's court-room scene to a bur- 
lesque on "Madame X," also a court 
room. The first part and the bur- 
lesque are separated by intermission. 
The burlesque and the "Madame X" 
travesty by a two-act olio. 

In the pieces new numbers spring 
up now and again but the general out- 
lay is the same. The numbers have 
been wisely chosen. The show does 
not "boast" of "exclusive songs." The 
success of the popular ones employed 
puts any boast of that sort down as 
a vain one at best. "Maggie," "Some 
of These Days." "Sweet Marie" and 
another selection with Edna Green at 
the head were the big hits, although 
all the numbers went over strong. 

There is no reason why they 
shouldn't for they have been well 
staged with girls willing and capable. 
There are two little girls in the ranks, 
a whole chorus in themselves. Had 
the show ended with the burlesque 
there would have been no grounds for 
complaint, for the performance up to 
this time ran along at a rapid pace 
without the slightest hitch or let up. 

The gem of the evening, however, 
comes after the burlesque, In the trav- 
esty, called "Madame X-Cuse Me." The 
program gives the credit to Frank 
Dupree for writing and staging. There 
is certainly some credit due. Mr. Du- 
pree has shown a rare good sense of 
travesty in the layout. He has grasped 
each point upon which to swing bur- 
lesque and has drawn the lines be- 
tween the straight and the travesty 
to just the proper degree, where every 
point comes out like the pop of a gun 
and each brings laughs which hold up 
the proceedings. Many of the laughs 
are smothered through the audience 
fearing they will miss the next point. 
The stage setting has been taken from 
the original production. 

Jansen is the presiding judge, mak- 
ing the most of the many points called 
upon to handle. lie never oversteps. 
Mr. Brown as "Counsel for the De- 
fense" stands out above all. Brown 
delivers the strong plea to the jury to 
awaken surprise. Never have lines 
been delivered in burlesque In a bet- 
ter, stronger or more convincing man- 
ner. 

Eddie Fitzgerald is the Irish court 
officer, bringing applause several 
times. Fitzgerald makes up as a sort 
of Eddie Girard policeman. Henry 
West, as one of the blackmailing pair, 
also acquitted himself In the best of 
style, helping along immensely. 

Josie Kine was "Madame X," play- 
ing the role very well, practically 
"straight," and bringing out tho com- 
edy Just so much stronger through 
this. Even the Jury was up to tho 
high standard. 

Needless to say that t!i«- burh-sque 
at the Columbia las* \<"> k was a tre- 
mendous laughirm ii<.. s. it com- 
pares with aiiySmi.' th.v has been 
seen in the tra. ' ■■ '':.« in or out of 
burlesque 

"Tho IIuwitv iiuri* .quors" will 
stand on It.- 5 "'ah »;,;ii n--.t any burlesque 

show OH thr- r,,;;<!. D<lSh. 



t8 



VARIETY 



AMERICAN. 

( Estimated Cost of Show $5,245.) 

The sudden snow storm late Mon- 
day afternoon must have affected the 
attendance at the American the same 
evening. 

The hill had the requisite amount 
of novelty. Seven new acts were 
among the eighteen offered. In addi- 
tion to the new comers were such old 
favorites as W. C. Hart In "The Hold- 
up." Juliet?, "The Apache Dance" 
and Wish Wynne. 

The hill was slow In getting started, 
although a fair share of the audience 
was in when the fifth number was on 
at R o'clock. None of the acts up to 
then seemed to wake them up. Com- 
modore Tom opened the show. Next 
there came the illustrated song-singer. 
The third position went to Larola, 
billed as "the clever man wWa funny 
ways." He does a combination acro- 
batic-juggling turn and got by nicely. 

Zelaya (New Acts) was on fourth, 
followed by the Pour Nelson Comlques, 
who return after a stay of a couple 
of years away from New York. 

The first to cause a stir was Cissie 
Curlette. She Just raised a slight rip- 
ple of applause. The next was G. Mo- 
lasso's "Apache." Molasso was In the 
principal role of the pantomimic play- 
let, and received quite a reception on 
his first appearance. This is the third 
successive week he has been at the 
American, presenting a different 
"panto" each week. The audiences 
have a warm spot for the dancer and 
producer, who seems never to tire or 
grow stale. In the place of Mile. Co- 
rlo, who originated the role of the 
"girl" in the initial production of this 
playlet, there is Mile. Minyara, who, 
while not as finished a dancer and 
pantomimlst as her predecessor, gives 
am acceptable performance. The act 
was one of the applause Kits of the 
first half. 

Following, came Monroe and Mack 
(New Acts) and then La Freya. 
with her "red-fire" finish to posed 
slides. Juliet? was the feature next 
to closing the intermission, and did 
four numbers. She is offering an orig- 
inal number for her hold-over week. 
It is "I'm Looking for an Heiress," 
which may have been inspired because 
of the fact that "The Count" Is on the 
same bill. "The Stolen Story" (New 
Acts) closed the first part. 

Smith and Claudius were added 
starters and opened the second half, 
followed by the Karno Comedians who, 
for their second week here, are offer- 
ing "The Wow-Wows." The act has 
been changed for the better since seen 
In the United houses and scored a 
laughing hit. Next there was the dis- 
tinct surprise of the performance, 
Count De Beaufort. The Count aid 
eleven minutes, presenting 2 songs, 
and 2 stories. The audience, evident- 
ly looking for a "Cherry sister" act. 
was taken by surprise and he was 
forced to make a speech which ran 9 
minutes. In the latter he proved 
he was a showman, for he was wise in 
appealing to the American sense of 
fair play. 

The Four Amaranths (New Acts) 
preceded Wish Wynne who sang two 
numbers and presented her excellent 
characterization of the London w*alf. 
She was one of the real hits. 



COLONIAL. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $3,425 ) 

The Colonial was in the blizzard 
that struck New York Monday. There 
was a subsequent depression in the 
treasurer's sanctum. 

It was "clean up" night for three 
"singles." Nat Wills "blew in" with 
the storm. The inimitable Nat proved 
conclusively that a man can come back 
from Europe and uncork a new brand 
of patter and parodies that puts him 
right back on the headline pedestal. 

He was on the job for nineteen min- 
utes and could have stayed nineteen 
more as far as the "regulars" were 
concerned. After pocketing all the 
honors within reach, Mr. Wills made 
way for the next. 

Gene Greene made himself at home 
and put the house in good humor with 
his songs. Ray Cox followed the in- 
termission and had a success. For a 
final encore, Greene sang "I'm Going 
To Stay On Solid Ground." 

William H. Thompson and Co. and 
Homer Miles and Co. were the New 
Acts. 

Little impetus was given the show 
until the Ellis-Nowlin pantomimic ac- 
robats turned loose their fire fighting 
absurdity. They followed the "Dixie 
Serenaders" ("No. 2"). The colored 
singers did fairly well. Jetter and 
Rogers opened the show with a roller 
skating act, the comedy man taking 
some hard falls. 

Wormwood's Animals furnished 
considerable fun at the close, Nat 
Wills getting the audience warmed up 
in good shape for the monkey antics. 

The picture film didn't bring a rip- 
ple as the unfunny "Hank and Lank" 
photomovement lacked the right qual- 
ities. Mark. 



UNION SQUARE. 

Minus the services of two more stage 
hands, who joined the strikers, the 
Union Square show was again put on 
with difficulty, and Manager Buck was 
forced to exert himself in order that 
no slip up occurred. 

There was little novelty to the bill 
and despite two comedy sketches, the 
bill proved entertaining. 

Martlne, Carl and Rudolph received 
applause for acrobatics. Two of the 
men work in eccentric makeup, but 
the comedy is of ordinary calibre. The 
trio has some neat twisters in Its 
repertoire. 

The Gibsons, Ted and Kate, imper- 
sonating the evening clothes burglar 
and the slangy street waif, touched a 
responsive chord with their human 
nature appeal and worked up some 
applause. 

The pictures held up their end. Kyle, 
Guerney & Co., and Lucille Langdon, 
(New Acts).. Mark. 

m 

The hit of the show, however, was 
"The Hold-Up," practically the end of 
the bill, although two numbers follow- 
ed. Owen Martin is the chief sup- 
port of W. S. Hart at present and gave 
an appreciable rendition of the role 
of the "hold-up" man. Steve Rartle 
was next to closing. The few who 
remained after the sketch gave hlm # a 
round of applause. 

Fritz* Dogs (New Acts) finished. 

Fred. 



HAMMERSTEIN'S. 
(Estimated Cost of Show $8,500.) 

Three acts in succession at the open- 
ing of the show using the full stage 
cause two bad waits in the early por- 
tion from which the program never 
fully recovers. Comedy there is bad- 
ly needed. The cut from twelve acts 
to eight brought the real show to a 
close at 10.40 with the pictures of 
the Nelson-Moran fight yet to come. 
The principal, rounds of the fight only 
were shown. Fred Ward beat Lbhey 
Haskell to the announcement plat- 
form Tuesday night. 

The orchestra had another new lead- 
er this week. While it would be 
hardly fair to blame him entirely, the 
fact remains that the music was about 
as badly mangled as it possibly could 
have been, though, at that, not any 
worse than the week before. 

Mile. Dazie in her new pantomime 
(reviewed as New Act Nov. 24) was 
the center of attraction, all interest 
being centered in the dancer. A re- 
ception greeted her and plenteous ap- 
plause at the finish drew several cur- 
tains. Flowers of all kinds and de- 
scription were handed over the lights. 
The pantomime though good, is not as 
strong as Dazie herself. There should 
be more of her and more of her tricky 
attractive toe dancing. 

The Torleys (New Acts) opened the 
show. A five minute wait occurred 
immediately following because Chas- 
sino also used the full stage. Some 
were still coming in when he appeared. 
Chassino's shadows called for applause. 

O'Brien Havel and Bessie Kyle fill- 
ed in with some laughs in "No. 3," 
although the sketch is quite familiar 
to the regulars and many who are not. 

Albert Von Tilzer (New Acts) "No. 
4" was received warmly. "A Night 
in a Turkish Bath" (New Acts), closed 
the first half.* 

Yvette opened after the intermission 
and in her second week pulled out 
the applause hit of the show. The 
best description of Yvette is "Eva Tan- 
guay with a violin." A clever little 
girl, this Yvette, and with the proper 
handling should be heard from. She 
could make much more out of the 
"rag." although playing it particular- 
ly well. A different "rag" might 
help some and there is no reason why 
she shouldn't have another one. There 
are enough of them. More of the 
"bug stuff" and less of the "straight" 
is what the present routine needs. 

Barry and Wolford were down next 
to closing. They piled one over with 
their collection of songs and talk. The 
parody idea has been relegated to the 
back ground which seems too bad. 
The couple were looked upon as the 
leaders for the past two seasons in 
current parodies. The only one now 
in use Is on "Yum, Yum Tree" a re- 
cent success. It was a solid hit and 
brought them back t to recite the story 
of the plays. Good parody singers 
are rare and good parodies are even 
more so. Barry and Wolford are the 
former and they always have had the 
latter, so why not stick to It? Dash. 



FIFTH AVE. 

Estimated Cost of Show, $4,500. 

It is a fairly entertaining program 
at the Fifth Ave., starting well and 
keeping agoing smartly. A laughing 
act in the early portion of the pro- 
gram would have been worth the 
money. 

Gertrude Hoffmann is the stellar at- 
traction in her second week here. The 
house was as good as could be ex- 
pected Tuesday night with the bliz- 
zard raging, even a bit better than 
might have been expected. Miss Hoff- 
mann has not played New York before 
(his season. She is doing practically 
the same routine. Busy from the cur- 
tain, she never seems to tire. The 
bully bunch of girls are still on hand. 
Wild and wooly looking Arabs add to 
the effect. The audience became en- 
thusiastic several times during Miss 
Hoffmann's performance. 

It is a bill where the women work 
this week. Next to Miss Hoffmann 
Charlotte Parry figures. Her quick 
changes of make-up and characters 
brought approval. "The Comstock 
Mystery" wears well, still retainlng^its 
interest and Miss Parry makes it stand 
out. 

•Kelly and Kent didn't get all that 
was coming to them. Much of the 
"fly stuff" seemed to soar away from 
the audience, but the "tough" dance 
at the finish pushed them over safe- 
ly. The prize fight announcement, 
as an encore, gained them several op- 
portunities for bowing acknowledge- 
ments. 

Kremka Bros, opened the show with 
their fast moving acrobatic specialty. 
The boys would do well to drop all 
attempts at comedy. It is not good 
and gets them nothing. The team 
work and the ground tumbling of the 
smaller of the two men put the act 
over as a big hit, saying something 
for the first position. 

Raymond and Caverly have a very 
good idea in the opening, one of the 
pair simply following the other about 
while he delivers a speech patterned 
after Cliff Gordon's political arrange- 
ment. Some of the talk also may be 
traced to Gordon. There are many new 
"gags," however, mixed up with the 
others. The burlesque opera finish has 
been dropped. A few new parodies 
help bring them back for several bows. 
If the loud laughing gen tie man is 
not carried with the act, the comed- 
ian's remarks concerning him Tues- 
day evening were not altogether in 
order. 

Sharkey, Geisler and Lewis, and 
Deiro, New Acts. Dash. 



Rennle Burke offers as an excuse 
for his breach of etiquette of a week 
ago, the fact that he has never been 
married before, but states t-tiat he will 
know better the next time. 



TWO "LEGIT" STARS. 

Two stars from the legitimate are 
on the vaudeville market. 

Laura Nelson Hall is one. It is 
said Miss Hall will entertain a fa- 
vorable proposition. Jenie Jacobs of 
the Casey agency is out looking for it. 

The other "legit" is Minnie Dupree, 
who thought she would appear in a 
Shubert production, which, like many 
another the Shuberts thought about, 
hasn't come up to breathe yet. While 
waiting, Miss Jacobs will attempt to 
coax Miss Dupree' to give up the no- 
tion the Shuberts are serious, and 
come in the vaudeville yard for awhile. 



VARIETY 



19 



THE WATER RATS OF ENGLAND 



BY TOM McNAUGHTON. 

(PAST KING HAT) 



U lias been more than twenty years 
ago since the Grand Order of Water 
Rats, the most exclusive organization 
of vaudeville artists in the universe, 
was first conceived. And with Its 
conception there hangs a tale not 
known generally. 

The original founders of this club, 
which now holds an undisputed posi- 
tion in the world of theatricals, are 
Jack Lotto and Joe Elvin, both pos- 
sessors of that most elusive quality 
known as a "world-wide reputation" 
among their fellows. 

It is just about a score of years ago 
that these two were playing at a 
music hall in a small town in the 
north of England. 

One morning during this "stand" 
the two were walking down a thor- 
oughfare when they ran across an old 
coal peddler who was driving an un- 



tinued on his way without speaking a 
word except to occasionally cluck up 
the animal to prevent him falling 
asleep. 

When the party arrived out on the 
main turnpike, the driver turned the 
pony's head around and pointed him 
toward the city. As soon as the an- 
imal between the shafts was settled 
in his tracks on the home stretch he 
hit up such a pace the two artists 
were almost jolted from their seats. 
Without stopping, the wreck of what, 
at some time or another had been a 
sure enough pony, carried the entire 
outfit back to the town in time that 
was almost beyond belief. 

When the pony bad been brought to 
a standstill on the main street two 
very surprised actors clambered down 
from the old cart. Elvin, after a 
hasty glance at the animal, turned to 




ETHEL WHITESIDE. 

Will soon present her beautifully costumed and cleverly present* d 
"P1CKANINNIE ACT" In the east. 

Miss Whiteside has been playing in the middle-west for several seasons, touring the prin- 
cipal vaudeville houses, and everywhere her specialty has been accorded highest praise. 

The little darkles In her act have been trained to the smallest detail of their work, and 
scenic mountings, lighting costuming set the number off to the very beat advantage. 



definable species of the equine tribe 
as the motive power for a nondescript 
\ ehicle. 

The whole was cause for caustic 
comment of some sort. Elvin called 
out to the driver, who, in ragged at- 
tire, presided over the reins, "Mind 
someone doesn't push him down!" 

To which there came the rapid re- 
ply, "Hi say don't judge Mm by Ms 
looks, Guvnor, 'es the farstest 'orse 
round 'ere fur many a mile." 

"G'wan," said Joe, "you're kid- 
ding." 

"Strike me lucky Mister if you've 
ban 'orse as can beat the Water Rat 
over a mile 'e's yourn," was the rather 
testy reply of the old driver. 

To which Elvin as spokesman an- 
swered-: "It's up to you to show us 
now fast he can go." At the invita- 
tion of the old sport they hopped 
aboard the cart. Comfortably settled 
on tfie seat the coal vender turned 
the pony toward the outskirts of the 
town. For more than a mile he con- 



the driver and queried: "How much 
would you take for the beast?" 

The old man hemmed and hawed 
for a moment, but finally turned and 
said: "Well, sir, I wouldn't like ter 
part wiv Mm, but money's money, and 
if you'll giv' me ten quid more'n I 
paid for Mm 'e's yourn." 

"How much did he cost you?" came 
from Joe. 

"Fifteen quid" (Seventy-five dol- 
lars), replied the man on the seat. 

"All right," said Joe, "I'll give you 
L' ."> pounds and take him at once." 
The bargain was closed for "Water 
Rat." a pony whose name will go 
down into posterity as the real cause 
of the founding of a club that was 
soon to have the highest standing. 

"Water Rat" was turned over to 
the two artists, with instructions as 
to how he was to be trained for races. 
The coalman's last words were "Take 
Mm a mile from Ms stable every day 
for 'most a month, then when the day 
gits 'round that you want to rice Mm 



don't feed Mm, but put some hoats In 
Ms manger, hand just before you 
tayke Mm hout let Mm 'ave a look at 
em then tayke Mm to the starting 
post, turn Ms 'ead for the stable," 
and said the coalle, in conclusion, 
"hand Gawd luv a duck if anyflnk can 
ketch Mm hi'll heat Mm." With these 
instructions the horse was shipped. 
After the "Rat" had been in Lon- 



into office by pretty nearly a unani- 
mous majority. 

I might further state that in our 
midst we have about 2 5 Americ- 
ans, they forming about one-sixth 
of the total membership of this ex- 
clusive organization, being a very tidy 
percentage as compared with the num- 
ber of American artists who remain 
abroad for indefinite periods. 




A UK LA IDE MASON. 

With TI1K SI'. MM UK WIKOWKHS." 
MISS MA SO\ is a cai fancier. Il she can tv convinced it is not cruelty to put her pets 
through a routine twice dally she may be seen In the varieties in the near future with h«r 
two wonderful Angoras— PHOKHI-: SNOW and JACK .JOHNSON." 



don for about six weeks, matches 
were made for him to trot a mile on 
the turnpike road. He took on all 
coiners and won every race. It was 
during a series of these races that a 
syndicate was formed to furnish the 
backing to wager on the pony, for 
each time that he ran there was a 
good-sized side bet. A goodly num- 
ber of those who were top-notchers 
in the vaudeville profession at the 
time, made It a practice to gather be- 
fore one of the "Water Rat" races to 
discuss the matter. They finally 
called themselves "The Water Rats." 

As a usual thing they would gather 
every Sunday at the White Horse 
Tavern. Brixton Road, London. The 
meetings grew larger and larger. The 
number present finally reached such 
dimensions that a private room was 
engaged. With this step came the 
first movement toward the forming of 
the (',. O. W. R. The founders were 
ten in number, and from the first 
meeting in the little room on Hrixton 
Koad, the society grew and grew 1111- 
lil today it is one of the richest and 
most influential among professionals, 
comprising as it does the heads of 
the TJritish music hall entertainers 

Each year a new King Rat ( Presi- 
dent) is elected. The manix-r in 
which these elections are conducted 
and a slight idea of the harmony and 
good feeling toward one another al- 
ways in evidence In the lodge may he 
gathered from the fact that the newly 
proposed King Rat Is usually ushered 



A wonderful spirit of brotherly love 
is the keynote of the success that this 
body has had. There exists a frater- 
nity among the members that will not 
be broken or strained by national 
prejudices, and In proof of this I have 
but to submit the fact that out of the 
twenty-five Americans who are in the 
G. O. W. R., two have had the honor 
of selection to the office of King Rat; 
namely, Eugene Stratton and Charles 
Warren. The latter la the present rul- 
er of the order. 




EDITH MONT ROSE 

v.\ri)i:vn,u; s nrc.-n i;\i'onknt of 

CUAKACTKR Di:i .INKA T IONS. In a brilliant 
protean imvelfy fc;itur.\ 

lioolvc' from < n.i ,f >,,) • '..ist 

Direction of Nmi»M«N 1 KKFKRIES. Phila- 
delphia. 



JO 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE OF THE YEAR 



As tin- present year was about to 
turn o\er for another lap on the long 
time siretch, \autle\ille turned over 
wit It it. Thf "bin- bill" policy came 
s i , < 1 ( h ■ 1 1 1 > . .Hid threatens to heave t In* 
\;iriciy business upside clown. 

It is an elaboration ot the theory 
upon which I?. V. Keiili builded his 
ti-cuiciiilci.s fortune i "continuous 
\auileville"' i . As the "continuous" 
seemed a lot lor the money in the 
early da.\s of l he present "variety," 
so does the current "bargain vaude- 
ville" of eighteen, twenty or more acts 
in one program 

The idea as at present developed 
came to William Morris, who will al- 
ways be crelited as the originator of 
it for America. With the opening of 
the Natonal in the Hronx ( New 
York » a "small time" house, Percy (1. 
Williams decided upon an extraordin- 
ary program for his Hronx theatre, 
which, coiiu identally, had an anniver- 
sary the same week. A fortnight af- 
terwards Mr. Williams* Creenpoint 
house was two years old, when a spe- 
cial and attactive program was placed 
there. 

Kach of ihe largo bills drew large 
business. It suggested to William 
Morris that his American, New York, 
was due for an "Anniversary." In the 
first year the American played the 
Morris vaudeville a "l.'.-act" show had 
been the policy during the later 
months of the season. This size was 
gradually reduced by Mr. Morris, not- 
withstanding the capacity results, 
through his staff men arguing against 
the needless expense they said the "ex- 
tra" acts were costing. With the de- 
cline of the quantity in the program 
came a decreased att< ndance. 

In the early fart of this season, with 
the non-arrival of Harry Lauder, look- 
ed forward to as the great drawing 
card for the Morris houses, the "oppo- 
sition" management was pressed hard 
for a feature. Most of its biggest 
cards had been used up as box office 
magnets. Husiness was depressed in 
the variety theatres all over the coun- 
try. The plan of an "Anniversary" 
struck Morris as a happy one. It rap- 
idly arose from an "Anniver- 
sary" show into a " 1 ."i-aet" bill; from 
there to the "L'2-act" size, the devel- 
opment arriving almost, in the same 
day the "Anniversary" scheme was 
hate bed. 

It is so very recent the rest is 
known, 'fhe American did a terrific 
business the first week, followed dur- 
ing the second with a larger and cost- 
lier show, with another I ho third week, 
each of the later two costing over 
$7,<Mi(». 

Tlu n it was that William Morris 
said that if the "L'l'-act" thing fell off 
in its drawing power, be would in- 
crease the show to ;>() acts and run 
the program until I o'clock in the 
morning. 

Morris appreciated that in a bill of 
magnitude he had apparently sa\ecl 
himself tb,. worry and trouble of dis- 
covering ' lieadl itiers." The show and 
price made the features. 

William Hammerstein emulated the 
Morris plan, trying it mildly at the 



Victoria, and going in heavily with it 
at the Manhattan Opera House, when 
that home of Oscar Hammerstein's 
grand opera was converted into a va- 
riety theatre two weeks ago. Mr. 
Hanunorstein tired of the "big show" 
the first few days, (hanging the plan 
to eleven acts for this week. 

While other managers of "big time" 
houses bemoan the destruction they 
claim this method of giving shows will 
mean to vaudeville, it remains to be 
seen how many will follow if William 
Morris continues to keep his treasur- 
ers busv. 



It was the turn of the tide for Mor- 
ris, according to all reports. He had 
been pretty hard pressed in his mighty 
fight to maintain an "opposition." Al- 
ways with a smile, William Morris 
would say, "Everything will be all 
light." He was the same, when, some 
time before, one of his force admitted 
he never knew what the day would 
bring forth. 

"The opposition" meant a lot to 
vaudeville. The other managers had 
gone into long conferences with Mor- 
ris. The object was to buy him out of 
vaudeville opposition. Several times 
the negotiations progressed almost to 
the point of closing. Rumors of finan- 
cial troubles Morris was encountering 
would stop them. The 1 other side 



would receive a lingering hope Morris 
would fall of his own weight. 

The nearest to a consummation was 
last summer, when Martin Heck 
saw Morris' books, had a complete 
financial statement of the William 
Morris circuits, eastern and western; 
studied them well, and then let the 
deal fall through. This was caused, 
it was said at the moment, by Morris 
having declined to accept an oppor- 
tunity" to rid himself of something 
like $:?.*>(), 000 in liabilities assumed 
in the formation of William Morris, 
Western. This amount would have 
had to been taken over by the pur- 
chasers, the understanding shaping it 
self into the Heck side taking up lia- 
bilities of the Morris corporation. 




Till-: ST. LKONS. 

C'liiMirii of MRS'. ALF ST. MOON, widow of Alf SI. Leon. Ihe well-known circus ni:in of two < out im m- . who died last year. 

ELSIE, IDA mid GKOrUlK are in theatricals, cither of the rin^ or Btago. IDA Is creating a reputation i'or one so ynuiii; in tin- title role 
"' 1 ' » » 1 1 >- ot the Cinus," the Frederic Thompson production, with which Ida has been starred for two seasons. The plav is now touring 
the western cities. 

ELSIE is the daring, pretty and graceful equestrienne, who has no peer among women in the circus ring. She is little as a fawn as 
irraeeiui as^a (Jenee, while riding or standing upon a bareback prancing horse. 

(lEOHOE ST. LEON Is a comer. lie i« a horseman, and eireusman, an expert rider, and with his .si-ter, ELSIE, in capable of appearing 
in a double riding turn, or single riding act. 

MRS. ST. LEON, the motherly mother of this talented family, is travelling with her daughter, IDA, who Is but seventeen years of age. 



VARIETY 



21 



amounting to something like $750,000 
in all. 

Mr. Beck and Morris Meyerfeld, 
Jr., had agreed between themselves 
and their associates, it was said, to 
agree to invest between $300,000 and 
$350,000 in the purchase of the Mor- 
ris circuit, with the proviso that Wil- 
liam Morris would be taken cure of to 



tion in the business at the American, 
New York. With its first "big bill" 
Mr. Morris cleared a net profit of 
$8,000 on the week at the American, 
a house that is admittedly worth 
$25(1,(101) yearly prolit to anyone who 
can play vaudeville there with a free- 
dom in booking. 

Mr. Kohl bad In en a close ally of 




A Mcrrv Christina- :t it • I a Happy .V w Yiar c 



his satisfaction. In fact Morris made 
his position on this point plain early 
in every attempt at an amalgamation. 
He would not retire, nor would he 
agree to become a part or parcel of 
a booking agency ho did net direct 
under his name. While this would 
probably have been gotten around in 
a mutually satisfactory manner, the 
doubling of the liabilities necessary to 
assume knocked the last deal of its 
kind a-skelter. 

Just about this time or earlier, and 
in the summer, when the American 
Hoof (Jarden, New York, was running 
behind its previous year's receipts at 
the rate of $75,000 for the season. 
Mr. Morris suffered the greatest loss 
he could have had in the death of 
that much lamented, shrewd and as- 
tute lawyer and man. Oeorge M. Lev- 
entritt. No one but Mr. Morris 
knows what Mr. Leventritt did to- 
wards building up and holding up (he 
Morris Circuit. Xo one but Mr. Mor- 
ris can know what was lost when this 
great legal mind stopped working. 

Along with the other calamities of 
the summer, Morris had to carry the 
theatres, which were (dosed, over the 
hot spell. Depending upon a revenue 
from the Roof, which did not materi- 
alize to the extent exported, and with- 
out having accumulated a reserve for 
protection against this, not even the 
Morris people will deny that those 
were the troublesome days, warm in 
more senses than one. 

Shortly before the death of Charles 

K. Kohl, the matter of amalgamation 

\. was again on the wing. With the 

death of Kohl came the transforma- 



Martin Peek's, and a warm intimate 
of K. F. Albee. Messrs. Albec and 
Kohl had been circus men together. 
Kohl advocated pca>o and peaceful 
measures, using his persuasion to hold 
I'eck in a line that would not deviate 
into trouble lie! ween the Orpheum 
Circuit and the I'niiel Hooking Of- 
fices. In these attempts Mr. Kohl was 
supported |»y Mr. Meyerfeld- until 
Albee secured the three southwestern 
houses for H. F. Keith. Then Mr. 
Meyerfeld thought Keith was attempt- 
ing to reach out too far. 

The three houses had been offered 
to Mr. Kohl, but the proposition was 
declined. How Keith acquired them 
was quite accidental, not the deeply 
laid plan generally credited to Mr. 
Albee and .1. .1. Murdock. One day 
a sort of promoter, well known to the 
I'nited Hooking Office^ managers, 
dropped in. inquiriim what would 
there be "in it*" for him if he could 
deliver t h • ■ three Anderson & Zieg- 
,jler houses to !he K'dth side. These 
houses were in Cincinnati. Louisville 
and Indianapolis They were being 
booked by the Orphouin circuit, which 
then threatened trouble 1 to the I'nited 
through failure to renew an existing 
agreement ln't\virn 1 1 1 1 ■ .-ides guaran- 
teeing an under.-! a ml i n g 

The I'nited men iold ihe promoter 
to see what he could do. thinking b\ 
t lies dismissing him they might save 
t heins'dvi's a "touch." The* promoter 
left without a-king for money, but 
w i thin a few da \ .- rel urned. said t he 
matte! - \\a- warm, and the I'nited 
could go ahead. They did. Keith 

permitting Harry J)a\is, J. H. Moore 



and M. Shea, all United managers, to 
take a "piece." Then to prove to 
these managers that he did not re- 
quire their money, ($!!.*>, 000 each) 
Mr. Keith paid over the first payment 
in full with his own check, without 
using any of the money of the others. 

This purchase was what angered 
Messrs. Beck and Meyerfeld, but they 
were in a quandary as to what to do. 
Meanwhile Morris was plodding along. 
The rumors and stories about him 
were alarming. They had been that 
way before. Still Morris did busi- 
ness. How he did it if all these 
stories were true no cue could fath- 
om, but that he did was evidenced 
through the open doors of his theatres. 
Heck figured that if ho could bring 
Morris into a deal with him, he would 
hold a whip hand over the I'nited by 
the fear of his eastern associates tha t 
the western people would invade New- 
York. 

While he was planning for the ab- 
sorption of the Morris Circuit in the 
most convenient way, Mr. Kohl voic- 
ed a strong objection. This objec- 
tion of the deceased Chicago mil- 
lionaire-manager was reported to 
have been through seeing an option 
for a plot of ground within Chi- 
cago's "Loop" district held by H. V. 
Keith and presented for Mr. Kohl's 
inspection when the I'nited managers 
returned from Cincinnati after secur- 
ing the three Anderson <fc /Jegler 
houses. They stopped off at Chicago 
for that purpose. 



ed in the care of the Kohl Estate, 
Heck holds the west solid just now. 

It remains to be seen whether he 
and the I'nited will come to terms, 
or what effect the unexpected boom 
of Morris will have on the general 
result . 

Mollis is a strong "opposition" as 
long as he stands. It was said late 
in October and early in November 
wIkii things seemed the darkest for 
William Mortis that there was <a 
proposition before him to head a big 
hooking agency to he organized with 
the backing of an actors' association 
behind it 

Then the sun broke through for 
Mortis. It remains for him to se- 
cure shows containing new material 
whie h shall c nable him to maintain 
the pace set. This will probably be 
done in pan through the drafting of 
many "small time" acts for the larger 
houses; his own productions and such 
feature's as may be taken from the 
I'nited lists or procured elsewhere. 
It is bis problem now, reaching the 
point t hat Morris is booking shows 
without attention to the' salary end. 
r l'he strife' is to secure the bill; the 
cost is figured after it has been se- 
cured. The theory is that a house 
which can do $ IS, 000 on the we'ek 
with a big show doesn't care what the 
bill may cost under $10,000, know- 
ing that with a $..,<) bill the be>x 
office may not lake in over $N,000 
to $11,000. perhaps a little 1 more — 
and perhaps a good deal less. 




1 1 



MISS OLL1K WOODS 

'Ihe iMinty I.itrlr l-v-i'un- Wl'h the 
WOODS AND WOODS TRIO 

In An Onion:i| c'nine.lv P.'iiitnniinie Wire A < t . KriMtha 

ax i:i.c)i'i;\ii:.\"r itv wiki;- 

M K I m "itinn 111 }' \ 



Mill 



The* death of Mr. Kohl left Martin 
Heck in a stronger position than be- 
fore' An effort made on behalf of H. 
I\ K'dth to secure the' controlling in- 
teri'M or the direction of the' control 
in the stock of the 4 Majestic Iheatre. 
Chicago, was frustrated by Heck's 
(|iiick action, shortly after Mr. Kohl's 
death. With Herman Fehr comem- 



There has !)«■< n - oine • n l ;< <>i Mi! 
ens Loew having he< i .me i n ' ■ rv i e | i n 
t he Me rri-^ < 'i reu i ' v ' ! i !.■ Mi Loew 
made t he' pers' <■: ' a' ■ m< nt one day 
last summer -'nod le.uly to ad- 
Nance Mor: er $.",o,niiO if 

he rei|u : '' ' a u!d Met go into 

Moiri-' ince been re- 

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VARIETY 



THE DIVES OF 'FRISCO 



San Francisco, Dec. 1. 

Word has gone forth that the "lid" 
is on in Frisco. That the "Grizzly 
Bear" is caged and the "Texas Tom- 
my" run out of town. This is the fact, 
insofar as the uptown "Tenderloin 
Cafes" are concerned, the majority of 
which have the sheriff's lock dangling 
close to their doors. But there is 
enough of the old regime still in evi- 
dence to recall the scenes that caused 
the Golden Gate City to be called the 
"Paris of America." 

The frequenters of the uptown cafes, 
since the dancing floors have been 
abolished, are those to be seen in "ten- 
derloin" resorts the world over, 
"young bloods" doing "the line," here 
and there curious sightseers dropping 
in after the show, rounders ffnd their 
female compatriots ever on the alert 
for "live ones." 

During the past week, since the new 
order of affairs, it has been a rather 
discouraging virgil. One by one the 



within. "The lid was lifted." 'Frisco 
had again come into its own. 

As a result the proprietors heartily 
assured us that business was good. 
Dancing was allowed up until 1 a. m., 
during which time the staffs of enter- 
tainers, from among whom many have 
adopted the stage and acquired envi- 
able reputations, shouted their "rags" 
to the tune of the ivories and string 
instruments, clasping some rosy-cheek- 
ed damsel by the waist at the finish 
and gliding out upon the floor and 
joining the balance of the merry 
throng to the melody of a "lovin' two- 
step." 

Not the conventional "two-step," but 
what might be called an "inspirational 
fiance," the dancers moving with at- 
tractive and fascinating slowness and 
rythmical swaying of their bodies,. Her 
arms tightly clasped about his neck: 
him holding her tightly about trv- 
waist, moving as one oblivious of *;'! 
but the music; a combination of the 




J. FRANCIS DOOLEY and COR1NNE SAYLEft. 

IN "PAVEMENT PATTER." 
Their act is different from any In vaudeville, although it is a singing and talking one 
They are one of the bits of every bill they play on, and are the ORIGINATORS oi 

"WOODEN WHISTLE. "THAT'S SILLY" and "WAIT A MINUTE." 

They were engaged to play in "Judy Forgot," but "They Remembered" before it was too 

late. JAMES E. PLUI" ~ " 



JNKETT. Manager. 



cafe entertainers have been dropping 
out to seek more appreciative and lu- 
crative fields, moving pictures, piano- 
las, etc., surplanting them in many 
places. With these mechanical devices 
the present night life grinds monoto- 
nously on until the early hours of 
another day; the habitues departing 
one by one and in pairs with a sigh 
for the nights that were. 

How different out a short time j.gn. 
vh« n just after the present adminis- 
tration stepped into power, and the 
word Bped forth that the "lid" had 
been lifted. Rapidly the floors were 
cleared of tables, empty for months, 
making room for the "God of Terpsi- 
chore." In a single night "Joy" was 
crowned "King" in the uptown "ten- 
derloin." Throngs strolled in the 
blazing portals, old and young, fresh 
and faded, a riot of kaleidoscopic 
color. They came looking for the 
pleasure and excitement to be found 



muscle dance or whatever one may lx i 
pleased to term it. 

The "lovin* two-step" was but one of 
the many names applied to these "in- 
spirational dances," primarily the 
cause for the "lid" being placed back. 
Not only because visitors were allowed 
to participate, but in many cafes, in 
addition to the indispensable staff of 
entertainers, an entire chorus of girls 
many scarcely out of their "teens," 
were employed, who — for the asking — 
were ever ready to whirl through the 
gyrations of "The Texas Tommy.' 
"The Bunny Hug," "Grizzly Bear," 
"Turkey Trot" and others, requiring 
execution that would cause a profes- 
sional contortionist to sit up and take 
i otice. 

To go through these various dances 
did not need any great, if amy, knowl- 
edge of the "Art Terpsichore." Many 
of the dancers moved but a few feet 
during the entire dance but never- 



theless accomplishd as large a per- 
centage of movements as those who 
covered the entire floor. Hence the 
merest novice among the spectators 
was always welcome as a partner. 

Those witnessing the scene for the 
first time could be seen gazing about 
in bewildered astonishment. Follow- 



floor. They are gathered up and 
placed in a general fund to be divid- 
ed after the evening's labor. Hour 
after hour the busy hum of conversa- 
tion goes on amid the clinking of 
glasses; the merry laughter of some 
and the raucous tones of others un- 
til one bv one the Idle curious de- 




REISNER and GORES 

Known among their many friends and acquaintances as "CHUCK" and "HENRIETTA," n.a 
forgetting the third member of the trio pictured above, the prize Boston Hull "Deacon Dorothy," 
are coming back to New York with an entire new act with special scenery and costumes, 
featuring their own ORIGINAL songs written especially for the act. among them. "I'M FEEL- 
ING DROWSY." by Charles E. Royal; "A DRUMMER'S LIFE A1NT HEAVEN AFTER ALL." 
and "WHEN EVERYTHING GOES DEAD WRONG," by our fat friend. Phil Staats. 

Their latest success Is by "Chuck" entitled "MY COUSIN TA NELL." 

Best wishes to all for the New Year and a Merry Xnias. 



ing the glance might be seen many 
men prominent in affairs of the city, 
some alone; others with "lady 
friends." Still others were with 
their wives and daughters, "society 
buds" and their chaperons. 

Alongside of a merry^roup of 
sightseers sits a well knownvlBelle of 
the Tenderloin,.' with some mother's 
pride. She is initiating him into the 
joys of night life. Off to cue side an 
old "rounder" with a cynical smile 
about his lips watches the successful 
tactics of the "Queen" as she leans 
caressingly against the beardless 
youth who pours forth his affectionate 
phrases in low and intense tones. Over 
at another table is a handsome chap 
with a noticeable and unmistakable 
air of refinement. He is new to the 
game, but learning. His face is 
flushed with liquor and excitement. 
Across the table sits a dainty little 
bundle of femininity, very, very 
young. All likewise is evidently new 
to her. She has heard of it. that Is 
all. Her lips are parted, her face 
gleaming. She gazes as one fasci- 
nated. Nothing escaping her. In her 
eyes is a reckless light as she listens 
to him. Like the rest she rubs el- 
bows with familiar denizens of the 
night life, but thinks nothing of it, 
for are there not others about who 
would probably not be there if it were 
ho awfully bad? Another drink 
quickly disappears, and they depart. 
Others take their place. 

Out on the floor dashes a young fel- 
low in bizarre attire accompanied by 
a bevy of sprightly and attractive 
young "squabs." who spread out 
among the tables an he shouts "I'm 
on My Way to Reno." wending his 
way from table to table, hesitating 
here, stopping there. Some merry 
group show their appreciation by 
tossing several coins out upon the 



part, leaving the scene to those who 
know it well and have their night's 
work yet before them. Those fortun- 
ate enough to have "joined out a live 
one" are to be seen peddling an effect- 
ive line of "bull" or else climbing 
into an auto at the door, and off for 
the beach resorts. 

Now all is changed. No longer (at 
least for some time to come) will 
girlish entertainers shout the latest 




AIRDOME THEATRE, 
CHATTANOOGA, TENN. 

The accompanying picture shows the front 
of the AIRDOME THEATRE, CHATTA- 
NOOGA, the home of high-class vaudeville in 
that hustling Southern city. 

While called "alrdome." it Is, in fact, a 
theutre, arranged, however, so that it may be 
thrown Into an open-air house during the 
Mimnior months. 

The house is owned by F. M. CATRON and 
WILL S. ALBERT, with MR. ALHERT the 
active manager. 

It Is devoted to the best In vaudeville, being 
booked by the WESTERN VAUDEVILLE 
MANAGERS ASSOCIATION. The Alrdome 
is a permanent amusement fixture in Chat- 
tanooga, having survived against all kinds of 
opposition, and its patrons are the very best 
people of the city. 

It has a seating capacity or 700, a six-piece 
orchestra, stage large and modern, dressing 
rooms tidy and comfortable, and the heating 
and ventilation perfect. 

Chattanoogans ar e Justly proud of the AIR- 
DOME THEATRE. 

Three performances are given dally, with no 
Sunday shows. 



"rags" and delight with the "terpsl- 

chorean" pastime. No longer will 

young girls, fair of face, bubbling 

(Continued on page 115.) 



VARIETY 



23 



THE JEW ON THE STAGE 



In some inexplicable manner the 
Jew has been given public notice via 
the stage during the year ending. 
"The Jew" as a legitimate stage char- 
acter has received through long usage 
a position of recognition behind the 
footlights. He has been taken and 
accepted seriously; has been made a 
butt, and received laughingly. 

Whenever presented in pure seri- 
ousness or tun, the Jew, always best 
portrayed by a Hebrew in either in- 
stance, has lived and survived or ap- 
peared and passed away upon the ros- 
trum, as a character or mere incident 
of a piece or "bit." 

These things have been seen by 
thousands upon thousands of un- 
abashed Jews, self-reliant representa- 
tives of a great race which has strug- 
gled against humanity an i the in- 
famy the winds seem to have cast over 
the lands for centuries back. Those 
who have seen have been interested or 
amused. They applauded or laughed 
(.r were silent. 

The year ot 19 10 appears to have 
developed omniscient persons full of 
egoism. Emulating the distasteful ex- 
ample of their Christian brethren of 
the cloth, Reverend Doctors with an 
affix of Rabbi have by pursuing the 
same publicity seeking tactics (which 
have driven other biblical men to ob- 
scurity) brought a deal of notice and 
comment through finding what they 
called "caricatures" of the Jewish race 
upon the platform; "caricatures" 
which have endured for ages without 
protest. 

In selecting theatricals for the 
burst into print, the rabbis those 
wisely. For behind nearly every the- 
atre is a showman, who realizes what 
free advertising means for his trade; 
that of engaging the public to enter 
through his theatre portals by the 
reputation of himself, theatre or 
show. 

In the further selection of vaude- 
ville as the medium to bring the Jew- 
ish stage character, and perhaps the 
Jew as a race, into current contempt 
the rabbis say the stage representa- 
tion is not a faithful one; is not true 
to life's types; ridicules the modern 
Hebrew and holds him up to the 
twinge of laughter - off the stage. 

In four cities of the Union did this 
occur, New York, Cleveland, Cincin- 
nati and Denver. In Cleveland He- 
brew impersonators were hooted; in 
Cincinnati the question was agitated 
by men (who should have been call- 
ing on the ill) until the papers were 
full of it; in Denver this was repeated 
and in New York the attempt proved 
a flash in the pan. 

New York is a cosmopolitan centre 
with cosmopolities of every creed. 
There are showmen in the Metropolis, 
as elsewhere. When a Jewish rabbi 
wrote a special objection against the 
stage Hebrew character who. in that 
impersonation, included what he 
termed a "caricature," the showmen 
were on the job. The mails were not 
fast enough for one manager to re- 
turn an answer that no such "offense" 
could occur in his theatres; he would 
attend to that himself thereafter. Well 



and good. The correspondence was 
printed. Doth the rabbi and the man- 
ager were enabled to read their names 
in type. For the theatrical man that 
was business; for the rabbi, public- 
ity, undesirable for the race he repre- 
sented in the pulpit, but perhaps 
sweet for personal perusal. 

In Denver Martin Beck, general 
manager of the Orpheum Circuit, an- 
swered the agitator there that "of- 
fensive" Hebrew acts would cease vis- 
iting the town. But he leaves it to 
Denver to select those offensive. 

The writer, who is a Jew, has un- 
questionably witnessed more perform- 
ances with Hebrews in them than any 
of the rabbis who will rush into print 
on the subject. Nowhere at no time 
has an objectionable Hebrew imper- 
sonation been noted. 

Perhaps it is becoming to a rabbi to 
be as fashionable as his congregation. 
In the smaller cities there are Jews 
with acquired wealth and social aspi- 
rations. They seldom abound in any 
town. Some believe they are pedes- 
taled above the average person of 
their race, while others have readied 
the point where they have forgotten 
or would like to forget that they are 
Jews. 

The types of comedy stage Hebrew 
today are as true as when Frank 
Bush first wore a black beard twenty- 
five years and more ago. They may 
be found in any Jewish colony or com- 
munity. Xhey are the fathers of the 
American, Hebrew. 

And t . real American Hebrew, 
who cares not what he is — or bis 
neighbor — provides for his family, re- 
spects himself, his reputation and his 
kin — does not admire the rabbi for 
rushing into the newspapers with a 
subject that can do no good for the 
race as a whole, nor overcome the 
general feeling against the Jew. 
which is slowly- — \-cry slowly but 
just as surely, being overcome by th" 
modernize I Hebrew walking straighl- 
ly and independently along tin s that 
compel the respect if not. the regard 
of the world at large. There have 
been great Jews, in letters, fiiani- ■ 
and statesmanship; theie will be as 
great. They neither paraded them- 
selves as Hebrews nor decried their 
rae? -nor did any deny his parents, 
whether they were of Polish, Cermau 
or Viennese descent. 

The rahbis are misdirected in then- 
efforts to curb the stage Hebrew. 
They have leaped before they looked. 
How many of these reverend gentle- 
men saw "The Melting Pot?" Not 
one who did but realized the depth of 
Israel Zangwill's story and not one 
but who must have understood that 
here was a play for .lews only. The 
Christian did not understand it ; could 
grasp no angle of the piece and 
there are American Hebrews of three 
or four generations removed from 
foreign (dimes who would also be in 
the dark, were not tabs of oppression 
from that unspeakable blot on the 
face of the earth, Russia, handed down 
from father unto son. 

Had "The Melting Pot" become a 
furore, play that it was in its truth, 



the rabbis would have been justified 
in excepting to it as bringing forth a 
phrase of the Jew's existence that 
might add more to the weight he is 
now bearing — perhaps struggling 
against. 

In referring as this does to the 
American Hebrew only, the advance- 
ment of the American over Jewish 
subjects of other nations may be illus- 
trated by a reference to a vaudeville 
sketch, presented in New York only 
for two weeks this present season. The 
piece was called "The Open Door," 
and played by John Law son (an En- 
glishman). Maybe the theatrical man- 
ager (William Morris — Hebrew), who 
engaged Mr. Lawson, recognized the 
inappropriateness of that title for New 
York City. It was changed. During 
the sketch, Mr. Lawson, in an unsav- 
ory character of a Hebrew gambler, 
arrested for forgery, rails against an 
English Lord who has designs upon 
his wife. He bemoans the woes that be- 
set the Jew. Before an audience com- 
posed of at least one-half Hebrews, 
this appeal, which brings wild ap- 
plause whenever presented in a cer- 
tain grade of the English music halls, 
was received without a sound. 

In -a review of the sketch in Variety 
it was said that the American Hebrew 
wanted no defense of himself on the 
stage. Mr. Lawson excepted to this 
criticism by writing the reviewer a let- 
ter. Enclosed was a copy of a letter 
written to Mr. Lawson by the Rev. Dr. 
Friedlander, of London. Dr. Fried- 
lander wrote 'Mr. Lawson that he rep- 
resented the ideal type of Israelite 
and expressed his appreciation of the 
Jewish sketch Mr. Lawson presented. 

Mr. Lawson in his letter of objec- 
tion stated that his thoughts in all his 
works were not of money, leaving it 
therefore to be inferred that he had 
taken upon himself the voluntary task 
of "uplifting" the Jew. Perhaps the 
English Jew requires uplifting. They 
most certainly do if applauding Mr. 
Lawson's Hebraic pieces; perhaps Dr. 
Friedlander agrees with the actor. 
The American Jew wants no uplift 
on the stage -or elsewhere. Experi- 
< nee has taught him that he must take 
(arc of and look out for himself. That 
he will do, believing that ultimately 
the Jew, as he has been calumnied for 
years will eventually come into his 
own, for shrewdness and business per- 
cipiency are no discredits. 

These, though, are the pieces and 
I lays the rabbis should guard against 
i'I'oii the stage; those that present a 
1 evorse side to the Hebrew; hold him 
ip as a pitiful subject or race or try 
to erect a sympathy for him. 

The American Jew wants none of 
this; he wants to be let alone, and 
particularly does he want the rabbi of 
his own forebears to assist in this 
worthy end. 

L«t the comedian in his Hebrew 
character comede. It is innocent fun 
for people to laugh at. The heartiest 
mirth will be found to can'ft team thv 
Hebrews. Let the theatrical manag- 
ers employ the Hebrew actor who im- 
personates himself. The single objec- 
tion could be that some dress dirtily 
or raggedly. 

The rabbi has a mission. It does 
not include the forwarding of lectures 
in advance to newspapers, nor the ap- 



ing of publicity seeking fanatics. If 
their congregations are "exclusive" 
and "fashionable" let the rabbis instill 
the spirit of independence which has 
been killed by brutality and Ignorance 
into the minds of those of the Jewish 
race who have sought America for the 
freedom it gives. They are the ones 
needing the rabbi and his enlightening 
teachings the most. 

'The hypocritical Jew who is af- 
frighted at the thought of the discov- 
ery of his parentage can best be left 
alone; he Is disowned by all good He- 
brews. The good American He- 
brew, proud of himself and his fam- 
ily for what his forefathers or his 
father have done for him and his, only 
wants to be let alone — to his own 
pursuits — his own belief and his own- 
self, as far as any "defense," "protec- 
tion" or "uplift" is concerned. 

And the stage is no more sacred to 
the fun making Hebrew impersonator 
than the depicting of any other racial 
character — let all the rabbis under- 
stand and believe that. 

Even rabbis if in doubt could do 
naught better than to consult with the 
greatest American Hebrew of contem- 
poraneous times, who shall be im- 
mortal in the posterity of Judiasm — 
Jacob H. Schlff. 



The Daleys, roller skaters, who out 
of the profession are Fronie Kruse 
and William Thompson, were married 
Saturday evening In New York. 



Hobby Burgess (Burgess and West 
Sisters) is on a ranch near Pueblo, 
Col., recovering from a nervous break- 
down. Mr. Burgess may be addressed 
to P. O. Box 433, Pueblo. 




ROGER IMIIOF. 

ROGER IMHOP, who has b<<n Identified 
with numerous burlesque organizations for the 
past fifteen years, Is conceded to be the spon- 
sor of the most unstagy Irishman it has been 
burlesque's good fortune to possess. 

Mr. Imhof was the first to oiler patrons of 
that entertainment, a character- kept all within 
the bounds of consistency, mul t<> vn 11 n.i, 
'"""wTHt over" la proven by tin 1 ;i <t that In th«» 
last ten years MR. IMIIOK ban headed and 
been featured with each <>i .mmi/. ition be has 
been connected with. 

A season with Jus. A h'ly nri'.-> "I^ondon Oay- 
eiy (Jirls," rniotli. ■-• w.tli !•" i • ■ I Unless "Night 
Owls," two seasons with Hob Manchester's 

Vanity Fair" four . .i.-i<ris with Hueck A 
HenncHsy's Knipln- Show." arid now partially 
through the err. nd sca-nn with Charles B. 
Arnold'* "I'.ulM nnd KoIII.-k" lias given Mr. 
Imhof a 1 >'lowi*<>. an<l a prestige that only 
conies aff«r ha id work and a hu< essful accom- 
plishment. 



24 



VARIETY 



AN UNEXPRESSED IDEA 



BY J. C. NUGENT. 



THE MUSICAL NOTES 



Once a bright Idea wandered 
through the land of things unborn, 
smiliifg happily. She smiled because 
she thought she was about to be ex- 
pressed. In the land of things un- 
born there are so many Ideas which 
are never expressed; neither do they 
come by freight. They simply don't 
get a look-in, because the law is such 
that they must come through the 



I can only pass through the brain 
which is big enough to meet and con- 
quer you and send you skulking back 
to the fogs where you belong." 

"Just like that," smiled Wine to 
Laciviousness, and meanwhile Gaming 
made a little bet with himself, as he 
said to Idea: "I dare you to show 
him to us;" whereat, Idea swept her 
hand toward the map of the world 





YOUNG BROTHERS and VERONICA. 

who are meeting with great success with their neat singing and dancing act, wish all their 
friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

The fact that this act is always working rentiers further comment unnecessary. 



brain of one of the human bugs in 
that queer ball below, which some 
call the earth and some call Rockefel- 
ler's. 

She met three vices named Wine 
Laciviousness and Gaming. To them 
she said: "There is nothing to it. 
boys, I am about to be expressed 
through the brain of a gifted bug, 
and then one of the great problems 
which all of those other myriads of 
bugs are talking about and acting 
about and prating about on their 
queer little pulpits and writing about 
on their funny little printed sheets 
will be much clearer to them. Isn't 
it lovely to be a bright Idea?" 

The vices winked at each other and 
asked: "Where is your human in- 
strument? You have been looking 
for him for years, but amongst the hu- 
man bugs it is rarely one is born fit- 
ted to be a medium for an Idea so 
bright as you." 

"I am on to you," smiled back the 
Idea (for, like all great things, she 
loved to use good language). "You 
wish to beat me to him, but I fear 
yoj not, not a darn bit, for if my bug 
is not great enough to resist you, he 
is not great enough to receive me, for 



and showed them a long haired guy, 
elbow deep in pencil and paper and 
things, in a hall bedroom on 4 5th 
street. His eyes were set far apart 
and filled with worry and perplexity. 
(Continued on page 121.) 




*lffjWj£f l fr 



I 



m 



ft\ o ^ 




Everybody with a head seems to 
have a "melody" slip into it now and 
then. "The bug with a melody" is 
nearly as frequent as the one who 
imagines he has the lyrics for a great 
song. 

Though the ordinary mortal did re- 
ceive in his brain a melody (of course 
"original"), could he reproduce that 
air upon a sheet of paper, as indicated 
by the illustration herewith, a portion 
of "sheet music" and called "bars" 
or musical notes. 

If he could, there is little chance of 
the novice explaining where the 
"bars" universally read by musicians 
of America and Europe came from, 
who devised them or the origin of 
their growth. 

Not alene that possibly he could 
not explain this, but the music pub- 
lishers, writers and composers in 
New York were questioned without 



neither knows, nor cares, who did it 
first, excepting that by "reading" it, 
music will come forth. 

It must be acknowledged, however, 
that many of the publishers and com- 
posers, though not aware of the 
founder of the present used "bars," 
thought they knew all about "melo- 
dy." One writer and publisher re- 
marked it didn't make so much differ- 
ence about who first wrote "notes," 
but he just wanted to say that Mr. 
Blank's hit was "copped" from his 



Musical notation is so familiar that 
few have any idea of the difficulty 
encountered in the undertaking of a 
number of experiments for the Inven- 
tion and perfecting of a satisfactory 
method of recording musical sounds. 
Methods of expressing musical sounds 
in writing may be conveniently group- 
ed under two heads: (1) the Phonetic, 




JULIA SINCLAIR. 

Rapidly becoming famous as the 
"DAUY GUAM)" SOU1MKTTE. 
MISS SINCLAIR is making good, most emphatically, with L. LAWRENCE WEBER'S "Pa- 
risian Widows" Company, in which she Is appearing; in several roles well calculated to display 
her ability as an accomplished burlesque artiste. Miss Sinclair is Just as useful In a character 
part as she Is In a straight role, and Is also strong on acrobatic and eccentric dancing, when 
necessary to introduce it 



DOROTHY DAINTON 

Originality Ability— Personality. 
JAMES PLUNKETT, Manager. 



one offering a single clue t hat would 
lead to the research that might bring 
forth the sought for facts. The com- 
posers compose and the publishers 
publish; each employing the same 
musical bars; the publishers printing 
what the composer sets down, but 



in which word letters or numerals in- 
dicate the degrees of the scale, with 
the addition of signs to show time 
values and rhythm; and (2), the 
Diastematic, or "notation by interv- 

( Continued on page 130. 



VARIETY 



25 



BURLESQUE, THEN AND NOW 



Philadelphia, Dec 1. 

Unless business takes a big flop 
after the first of the new year, the sea- 
son of 1910-11 ought to be recorded 
as a big one for burlesque. Probably 
not all companies will make a lot of 
money, maybe there will be a few 
which will finish very close to the 
line of an even break. . However, it 
looks like a good year and proves that 
there is a big percentage of the the- 
atre-going public being educated to 
the fact that burlesque of to-day is 
far advanced over what it was a few 
years back. 

To the majority of burlesque man- 
agers there is credit due for making 
the effort to uplift burlesque to a 
plane where it belongs. Some man- 
agers may claim "that it is a costly 
experiment and it may cut into their 
earnings. It may be for a season or 
two, but it will come back. Bur- 
lesque to-day is earning more money 
than ever in the history of this class 
of entertainment. More money is 
spent in presenting it and fortunes 
have been spent recently in erecting 
handsome theatres to attract patrons. 

Without meaning to cast any refler- 



field, they are joining the advance 
movement and are to-day among the 
most enthusiastic. The leasing of 
franchises to young and ambitious ar- 
tists and producers has also helped 
The majority of those who have se- 
cured franchises in either the Eastern 
or Western Wheel have helped bur- 
lesque and they are setting a pace 
which is carrying the field along at a 
winning clip and is showing good re- 
sults. 

It was pretty soft for the burlesque 
managers of the olden days. Some of 
the largest money makers in the bur- 
lesque business to-day worked for a 
salary that wasn't any larger than, 
what they now pay to a small-part ac- 
tor. To talk of a burlesque show of 
20 years ago costing anything like 
what it does to-day would be too idle 
for consideration. When there were 
only a few burlesque shows on the 
road, and little competition, it cost 
comparatively little to put one out. 
As the returns were heavy the earn- 
ings were great. 

To day rinds burlesque earning 
thousands for its producers, but on a 
higher plane. The investment is 




HITTER and FOSTER and ALICE EIS and BERT FRENCH. 

Kxpl riiiB Kurupo am'- playing with great success at llansa Theatre. Hamburg, c ;«-rm:i n .-. 



t on up the ability or the willing- 
ness of the old time burlesque man- 
ager to "clean up" burlesque, it must 
be said that the new generation of 
producers, managers and artists can 
claim a great amount of credit for the 
advancement which has been most 
marked the past three or four years. 
Each season finds new shows added 
lo the list. Each year there enters 
into the field of burlesque managers 
and producers cue of the new genera- 
tion. With him comes the idea that 
advanced burlesque is the thing. 
Every time there is any addition to 
the list of managers or producers who 
have such ideas, another forward step 
is taken. 

Slowly the veterans and pioneers of 
burlesque are being forced from the 
field of activity. Those who remain 
can read plainly the writing on the 
wall. If they expect to stay in the 



greater because the demand for bet- 
ter shows is constantly increasing. 
From the time the reorganization of 
burlesque started there has been a 
steady improvement. Burlesque is 
rapidly gaining its place in the class of 
entertainment that meets with the ap- 
proval of the theatre-going public gen- 
erally. 

There is nothing degra ling in bur- 
lesque unless it is made so by the 
manager. He alone is responsible. 
No comedian, singer, dancer or any 
p( rsen connected with a burlesque 
show will stoop to the use of low 
grade comedy or business to gain 
laughs unless he is told to do so by 
his manager. No comedian who val- 
ues his reputation or hopes to gain 
one will resort to such stuff if he has 
the ability to win his way by legiti- 
mate methods, unless he is working 
under instructions by a manager who 



believes that burlesque means vul- 
garity and is willing to have his show 
placed in any class as long as it draws 
money. 

The day of this show, even in the 
lower grade of houses, is surely pass- 
ing. There will always be a demand 
for a suggestiveness, or possibly the 



them with the shows offered by. Tom 
Miaco, Harry Morris, Bob Fulton, 
Sam T. Jack, John and William Is- 
ham, Louis Robie, Sam Devere, Rice 
and Barton and others a few years 
ago. The transformation is really 
wonderful. Compare the Robie and 
Miner's "Bohemians" of years ago 



Now meeting with great success on the OUPHKl'M. 
Now meeting with great success on the OKFIIKIM ClRCl'IT. 
The maids who made "Hiawatha" famous 




MEREDITH SISTERS. 

The big hit of every bill. 
Testified to bv both managers and the press. 
\VK NKVKU IMITATE NOlt COPY OTHERS, HUT ALWAYS CUEATE Ol It OWN Sl*C 
CESSES. 



tse of double-meaning talk, risque 
business or blue songs, as long as 
ho'.'.scs devoted to burlesque cater to 
stag audiences. It is not necessary 
to "clean up" burlesque, however, to 
the extent of absolute purity to bring 
it under the caption of a clean show. 
In many cases it is the manner in 
which such material is used that 
makes it unclean. There are a few 
in burlesque who can handle it and 
n.ake it funny; others make it flltliy. 
That is the difference*. 

Will any one imagine what the re- 
formation and wond^rlul change bur- 
lesque has undergone in the last ten 
( r fifteen years would have en the 
mind of some of those who wer*> in 
the front rank of burlesque in that pe- 
riod, were they to return to earth to- 
dt'.y. A peep into the new playhouses 
which have been built for burlesque 
would certainly cause some wonder, 
but if some old timrr could sit through 
one of the many big productions which 
play these houses to-day and see what 
class of people patronize them, it 
would make him shake his withered 
head and sink into oblivion once more. 

The uplifting of burlesque has been 
more noticeable among the shows of 
lite Columbia Amusement Company 
Circuit, or what is known as the East- 
ern Burlesque Wheel, than it has on 
the Western Wheel, or Empire Cir- 
cuit. There may be several answers 
to the question of why this should be. 
The Eastern Wheel has the greater 
number of better grade hous< s for 
offering its shows and the managers 
or producers have kept, better pace 
with the advance movement. It is 
true, however, that there has been 
considerable advancement in the 
Western Wheel and several ^f its 
shows deserve to be classed with the 
best offerings of burlesque. 

If you wish to draw comparisons be- 
tween the burlesque of today and 
that of the olden days take any one 
of a dozen or more of the best 0/ the 
present day productions and compare 



when Hilly Watson, Harry Bryant amu 
Mae Lowrey were its principals to 
Robie's 'Knickerbockers" today. It 
will show the difference under the 
management of one of the few old 
timers still in harness. Bryant has 
retired from the field of activity; Bil- 
ly Watson, who is alone ::i his class, 
is heading his own show, "The Beef 
Trust," and Mi. 'king pretty close t 
old methods. But Watson is one of 
the very few who can do this and 
still get the money; he is an excep- 
tion even in this category. 

Compare the above of the present 
day with three, four, five or six wom- 
en principals who stand out more or 
less prominently and then of the 
shows who had their single "stars" 
and featured such names as Mine. 
Rent/.. Ida S'.ddous, May Howard, 
Fannie Everett, Elorence Miller, Ma- 
rie Richmond, Pauline Batohollor, 
Agnes Evans. Fanny Bloodgood, .Jean- 
ette Dnpre, Fannie Forrester, (Jeor- 
gie Blake. May Fiske, May Daven- 
port, Lillian Hall and a dozen or so 
of others. 

There are a few old show titles 
which remain, but they, too, are be- 
coming extinct. It all comes in the 
tejuv« nidation. .lust how iar the 
transformation will reach depends 
upon the inlluence and activity of the 
new generation which has made its 
presence! felt in the past few years. 
The improvement is contagious. It 
will continue as long as managers 
are willing to acknowledge that the 
patrons of the burlesque houses have 
been educated to appreciate real bur- 
lesque, are willing to pay for it when 
it is offered and t!ia' the money is 
to be had for tin- tiuln brand of 
goods. i;i-,nn I/. ) 1, mitt. 

Mr. mid Mr*. Pliny I'. Itiitb-dgv are 

the happ.\ ii.ui ;,i ( >t :i ><>n. born Nov. 
1M. at. tie r ' <.; . :'0u \v |.;,| street*, 
New Ye. ;>. P" mother is known 
;!!M"HL r pi - "' ' '.huh 1 :is Jeanne Pick- 
< riii-. 



26 



VARIETY 



THE SMALLER TIME 



Philadelphia, Dec. 1. 
Looking over the vaudeville situa- 
lion from all angles at the present 
time, it becomes more and more ap- 
parent that a complete revolution is 
(lose at hand. This was predicted two 
or three years ago, after the moving 
picture and cheap vaudeville houses 
had begun to flourish like a mushroom 
held. The entrance of pictures and 
< heap vaudeville, the so-called "op- 
positiou" and the ill-advised "black- 
list, " have been and are doing the 
work, quickly and thoroughly. 

It does not call for even a close ex- 
amination of the statistics of the coun- 
try to show that the field is widening. 
The number of houses devoted to the 
"split" system of entertainment, em- 
bracing pictures and vaudeville, have 
lessened considerably, and straight 
vaudeville, with a picture on the end, 
is securing a firm hold on the dominat- 
ing style in this class of entertainment. 

How long it will take to cause com- 
plete revolution and to classify vaude- 
ville is a matter of question. But the 
time is not far distant. The classifi- 
cation seems assured, and it has gain- 
ed wonderful strides in the past year. 

Philadelphia can be classed as 
among the first rank of vaudeville 
centers for several reasons, though it 
can boast of only one first-class vaude- 
ville house. 

Philadelphia is well supplied with 
second and third-class houses devoted 
to vaudeville, and it is in this field 
that the sign of revolution is most ap- 
parent. It is plain to the frequent vis- 
itor to the popular-price house that 
pictures and vaudeville are not mixing 
as well now as they did one year ago. 
This is because the theatre going pub- 
lic is being educated to vaudeville 
every day, and the moving picture- 
vaudeville houses arc the primary 
schools. The Mils offered in the five 
and ten-cent houses one year ago do 
not satisfy those who patronized the 
houses then. Many patrons are visit- 
ing the ten and twenty-cent houses 
now in the hope of seeing something 
better. Next year they will be de- 
manding a still higher grade for a lit- 
tle more money, and then seek the 
ftest that can be had. 

* That the managers of the second 
and third-grade houses have realized 
this in the past year, is readily seen 
in the increased bills offered. Houses 
which offered several reels of pictures 
and three or tour vaudeville acts are 
using from five to nine acts with just 
enough pictures to divide them. 
In many houses the pictures act as 
"chasers." Still, the moving picture 
must be credited with holding on to 
a considerable amount of popularity. 
In some houses, pictures alone are 
given, with possibly a singer. These 
houses embrace the five and ten-cent 
class, and are very few, considering 
how many dottel the field one year 
ago. 

So great is the demand for good 
vaudeville that the managers have in- 
creased their bills until the cost has 
grown to demand a larger return in 
receipts In order to permit of the class 
being kept up. The big bills must be 



held in order to retain the patronage, 
for the patron of vaudeville learns 
quickly, is hard to satisfy and will go 
where he can get the best return for 
his money. 

With the weakening of the picture 
fad, began the new growth of vaude- 
ville, and its advance in the past two 
or three years has been at a record- 
breaking pace. It is a fact that in 
Philadelphia, there are almost as 
many houses which are large enough 
and cost enough to be classed of first- 
grade theatres devoted to vaudeville 
as there are houses devoted to first- 
class attractions. 

One thing that has helped vaude- 
ville is the "blacklist." True, it is a 
foolish edict — unfair, unjust and a 
hardship to the artist- but it is a help 
to vaudeville. It has* driven many 
first-grade acts into the cheaper price 
houses and so educated the public. 
The demand for these acts must, of 
course, compel the manager to pay 
high prices, and in return he will in- 
crease his prices of admission. In this 
way, vaudeville will classify itself. 
There will be a 10-2 grade, a 



10-20-50 and the first class. This 
seems the naturai solution of the 
present muddled state of vaudeville. 
It will eventually put the "blacklist" 
out of business, for the manager will 
have to give his patrons what they 
demand to retain his patronage, and it 
will be impossible to secure enough 
acts to supply the demand for variety 
At the present time, the managers 
of the cheaper grade of houses are 
offering many of the acts from the 
larger houses — some on the "black- 
list" and some not. The makers of 
the "blacklist" may or may not realize 
this, but they very likely do, and know 
that it is impossible to keep track of 
all the acts or to prevent them from 
playing the "small time" houses. They 
are there just the same, an) 
they are building up the "small 
time" vaudeville and helping the 
classification which will mean a high- 
er price of admission to the theatres 
playing the better grade of bills and 
increased salaries for the artist. 

This phase of the vaudeville situa- 
tion is plain in Philadelphia, is mak- 
ing itself felt and it is reasonable to 
predict that the same revolution will 
be felt all over the country where 
vaudeville thrives and will continue to 
grow. 

Gvonjc M. YniiHf/. 




BERT LEWIS. 

THE TALKATIVE SONGSTER." 

Playing INTER-STATE time. 

Direction, ROSALIE MUCKENFUSS. 

Next Week (Dec. 112 ) A1RDOME THEATRE. 

CHATTANOOGA. 



Harry Katzes, the manager at Lynn. 
Mass.. is reported recovering from a 
severe illness. 



/ 




Tfra 






— YOU TOO AlRDOAAES 



VARIETY 



*7 



THE MATTER WITH PARKS 



By PAUL D. HOW8K. 



What's the matter with amusement 
parks? 

Would that I could wander into 
the realm of the occult. There I 
would consult the oracles and learn 
much. But this subject is too earthly 
and the only second sight of which I 
can get trace has been so surrounded 
by the belating of spielers and the 
corps of fakirs that i pass up this 
chance and take the role of "Park 
Physician." I must diagnose the case 
with the same hope of cure that beats 
in the real doctor's heart. 

My first task is the hardest. I must 




PAUL D. HOWSE. 

Duo of tin* best-known ami mosl cxperieiu »•<! 
park managers In the country. 



cast aside my natural inclination to 
"boost" by chosen business. A long 
life, and a merry one, as press agent 
inclines me to take the hardest facts 
of the most evil import and turn them 
into literal sunshine. Struggling 
against this will is a knowledge of the 
leal facts of the amusement park busi- 
ness gleaned from twelve years of 
actual experience in their manage- 
ment. The facts are cold and calmy- 
tl;e press agent side joyous an 1 balmy. 

All infant industries which thrive 
instantaneously and in the year grow 
to large proportions, must suffer a re- 
action. This fits the park business 
exactly. Twelve years ago the infant 
was born. "Sans Souci" Park in Chi- 
cago came into life. On Coney Island 
'Skip" Dundy and Fred Thompson 
lenced off a piece of the salty swamp 
on the north side of Surf avenue and 
got together an aggregation of attrac- 
tions, the feature of which was the 
old "Trip to the Moon" from the Buf- 
falo Exposition. The "moon" is 
known to bards and show folks by the 
familiar name of "Luna." hence 
"Luna Park." With the basis of this 
most meritorious show, supplemented 
by one of L. A. Thompson's fine 
scenic railways and a few other clever 
stunts, an enormous business was 
started. 

Out here in Chicago, "Sans Souci" 
drilled away with sleepy management, 
no "rides," a good vaudeville show 
and several very lame attractions. 
Both parks made a lot of money. 

But as they grew rapidly from iL- 



fancy, they attracted the attention of 
capital and the show man always 
ready to race up the trail. About sev- 
c n years ago came the big spurt. 
Parks started right and left. Archi- 
tects whose efforts had been directed 
towards building flat buildings and 4 
stores, and whose efforts should have 
ulways been directed in this channel, 
blossomed out as designers of parks 
and park buildings. Just six and five 
years ago were the bonanza (lays. 
People went park crazy. Ill-advised 
investments were made by the score. 
Cities which might support one park 
always at a profit were invaded by 
three or four. Little villages which 
would pay a return of $.10,000 invest- 
ment, or a $2."), 000 plant, were start- 
ed off with two, three and even four 
times $T> 0,(MJ (». 

In 1905. "White City" in Chicago 
had 2,105,000 persons pay 10 cents ad- 
mission through its gates. "Luna" 
Park, Cleveland, and "Luna," Pitts- 
burg, ran up towards the million 
mark. "Luna," Coney Island, had 
witnessed the birth of the great 
"Dreamland" and "Steeple Chase." 
All got into the millions. Fake shows 
and weak games got the money— but 
the public got tired. Four years ago 
saw the start of the decline in most 
parks, although Hiverview, Chicago, 
that year was just coming into its 
own, and even during the next two, 
its turnstiles swung with increased 
frequency. 

In the bonanza days the irresponsi- 
ble promoter and inexperienced build- 



er got in his fiendish work. After the 
first green flush of currency, came the 
sad reality. But this is ancient his- 
tory, although I have traced the thriv- 
ing infant through its corpulency and 
today, as I feel its pulse, I find it 
emaciated, weak and with need of a 
hot water bag to warm its caloused 
feet. 

Let me for a moment feel the pulse 
of each city's amusement parks. This 
is my diagnosis of the disease from 
which each is suffering: 

New Y< ik City — Over-feeding and 
lack of -change of food. 

Chicago — C.oi mamlizing and exag- 
gerated ego. 

Philadelphia Need of a change of 
food and less riding on railroads. 

Detroit Very weak food. 

Pittsburg — Too much association 
with proiiiotors. 

Cleveland — Over-feeding 

Denver — Poor nourishment in too 
great quantities. 

St. l/uiis — Need of change of diet: 
condition almost normal. 

New Orleans — Wretched nourish- 
ment and parental neglect 

Louisville — Over-feeding ;ind Mies 
in the bottle. 

.Milwaukee — Too long on same food. 

Columbus — Pulse nearly regular. 

Kansas City — Pulse fair; need of a 
little of the brew. 

lii<]iana|H>ILs — Indications of general 
complaints which might be remedied il 
1 arents ever stayed out of doors after 
nightfall. 

Cincinnati — Poor nourishment. 

Baltimore Needs ginger. 

St. Paul and Mhincn|H>lis — Neglect 
and over-feeding of weak food caused 
pulse to pause at low ebb. 




Rochester-— Pulse fair. 

Fifty Other Cities — Over - feeding 
and weak food and need of change of 
diet. 

Two Hundred Towns and Burgs — 

Pulse very indistinct; an entire change 
of food necessary, with a reduction of 
quantity and a decided increase in 
quality. 

The public is fickle, as someone re- 
marked long ago. The public is the 
parent of the park. Mr. and Mrs. 
Public and the numerous little Publics 
have neglected our outdoor amuse- 
ment enterprises for a reason. They 
found that when first started, the 
parks contained absolute novelties. A 
"Figure S" was a monstrous device in 




BELLE CORDON and AL BAKBEU 

Presenting an interesting athletic and musPal novHiy in vaudeville 
Our 1'irst vacancy, Week of Man h *>, r.tli 
Correspondence for time from managers and agents Is respect fully solicit. ,| 
We have no exclusive representative so please address u« direct. 
Permanent addresa, GORDON AND BARBER, 2$ Sorfth Locust St., Hagerstown, Md. 



DELIA STACK Y. 

Alter plavmg for -iver a year on ilme booked 
ilimu-h Hie W. V. M A« MISS STACKY con- 
tini|dat(s Miming to New York In .January to 
present a new dramatic sketch, which will 
have a sensational dance as Its particular fea- 
ture. 

She Is now finiahing her western bookings, 
on Walter S Mutterlicld's time, still using 
her scenic and costume act In which she Intro- 
duces the "lU'RMA MARK FOOT DANl'K." 
a n product ion of Far Faslern ceremonies, of 
which the dance Itsilf is traditionally correct 

Mis; Siacey's cosinines are a revelation to 
vaudeville, specially di signed and beautiful In 
material; seen to spbndld advantage in 
draping the statues<|iie ligure ( ,t this hand 
smile and 1 : 1 1 ' ■ 1 1 1 ■ - • I a 1 I nss. 



their eves They trilled with the 

monstor and told their folks ahout it. 
The "Balaee of Illusions'" was ;i seven- 
day wonder. "The Ohio Mill," with 
the "e" on old, was lust the; nicest ride 
on earth for the older heads and a 
"swell j)laeo" for the Bean Brummol 
and the hlushing maid. 

But the novelty has worn off The 
I'uhlie lias had the; "Figure S" those 
many years, likewise the "1'alaee of 
Illusions" and drifted through tin 
mysteries of the "Olde Mill." 

And the manager. Ho has counted 
his dollars and. in most eases, has 
found that his investment in park at- 
tractions has heen so large that he 
just, can't, for tho life of him. lake an 
ax in hand and destroy that which he 
has huildecl and of which the Public- 
has tired. New attract ion* cost mom-y. 
and with gate admissions shooting tip 
chutes, he can't sir his w a v to slap a 
lug Invest m« Hi it, new things for the 
Public to lire of a: am in a lnol while. 
So his business I*-; tadum 

My sii :.'t'i'-;i ii iii ti> him is i o build 

over what ' « i,.u. and perhaps 

< liani'i t!ic , ,-i ! I .- 1 > oat and < har- 

aet <-r "I' I' i 1 1 i '■!• Moa nwli il f, he 

I f 'i 'M Mi'i 1 d i hi page 128.- 



28 



VARIETY 



RUSSIA HARD TO ENTER 

BY EDWARD G. KENDREW. 



Paris, Dec. 1. 

As Russia is fast becoming a music 
hall country where, particularly dur- 
ing the summer, large numbers of 
performers are engaged, a few remarks 
on the subject may be interesting. 

The numerous legal holidays which 
occur- and no salary paid— in_.Russia 
have been mentioned in these col- 
umns. 

To have no surprise on this score, 
in view of the fact that during a 
month's engagement there may be as 
many as five closed days to be deduct- 
ed, an artist should insist on the list 
of legal holidays being mentioned in 
it special clause of the contract — and 
base his salary accordingly. 

in this connection it must be re- 
membered that the Russian calendar 
is thirteen days behind ours, so that 
Aug. 6 in America is July 25 in the 
land of the Czar. But to give the 
usual exception which forms a rule, 
I may add that this does not apply 
to Poland, where the Russian cal- 
( ndar is not yet in vogue. 

The Russian managers are some- 
times tricky. It has become customary 
for European artists to demand an 
i dvance en the salary before crossing 
ihe frontier, amounting to about a 
lilth of the entire amount. The di- 
rectors now exrect this, and are invar- 
iably ready to comply with the de- 
mand hut the clause should be in- 
serted in the contract at the time of 
signing. 

Any words or paragraph erased or 
cancelled in a contract for Russia 
(and France also) should be noted 
at the foot of the document: for in- 
stance "Paragraph :» cancelled," or 




U1LLY BARRON. 

A Kt;il Novt'lly Charartrr Musical I'Vuiun* 
Itonkrd solid until June, 1!M1. bv 

NOKMAN JEFFKUIES, Philadelphia. 



"10 words in Paragraph 5 erased." 
Any interlining should also be noted 
in the same manner. 

It is not generally known to for- 
eign performers that a manager in 
Russia is now required to give a bond 



to the local authorities for all pay- 
ments due by contract, so that if a 
theatre is closed an artist can put a 
lien on the bond until he is paid in 
full. At first the system was no pro- 
tection against unscrupulous owners 
of music halls, for they would close 
their establishments, so inform the 
police and withdraw their guarantee 
a few hours after, before an artist had 
time to file. This practice has, how- 
ever, been nipped in the bud, after a 
few influential victims had been thus 
"done." 

There is now a police ordinance 
whereby a bond cannot be cancelled 
or a deposit withdrawn until the di- 
rector shows proof that all his ac- 
counts are settled. Moreover, it is 
required that a notice be posted in 
the theatre stating the amount of the 
bond deposited and that all claims 
against the owner must be filed within 
three days. 

Passports are necessary for Russia, 
and must be vised by the Russian con- 
sul. The passport should be obtained 
from Washington, but can be vised in 
Europe, in London or Paris, for in- 
stance, first at the American consul- 
ate and then at the Russian Embassy. 
An American passport is good for two 
.years, but the vise for Russia is only 
available for six months. While on 
this subject I will say that it is an 
excellent precaution to carry a pass- 
port. It may not be needed in Eng- 
land and France, but is often useful 
in Germany and other European coun- 
tries, while it is obligatory for Rus- 
sia, Turkey and the Orient. 

In passing the customs in Russia 
you never know where you are. Ex- 
orbitant duties are sometimes charg- 
ed, while occasionally you will get 
through without paying a cent on the 
very same properties. It is well to 
carry no more baggage than neces- 
sary — particularly when you consider 
that after leaving France there is no 
free baggage allowance. Everything 
excepting that carried in the hands 
must be paid for beyond the French 
frontier. Foreigners of the Jewish 
faith are not allowed to enter Russia, 
although in exceptional cases a spe- 
cial permission is granted by the Min- 
ister of the Interior on application to 
the Embassy or Russian Government. 
Oscar Hammerstein was turned down 
at the Russian frontier only a few 
months ago, and others I know of 
have tried to cross in vain. 

Russia, in a word, is a difficult 
country to enter, but after all the 
artist is not so badly treated as we 
are led to believe. With proper cre- 
dentials, by keeping on the right side 
of the police, and eschewing politics, 
the average performer can fulfill 
some very satisfactory engagements, 
and earn good salaries. The larger 
number of artists playing in the Rus- 
sian music halls at present are of 
French and German nationality. 

The takings of certain music halls 
in St. Petersburg and Moscow reach 
$4,000 or more each night. This is 
derived from culinary department and 
not gate money. The first considera- 



tion is, therefore, the quality of the 
food, and the name of the chef is often 
displayed in large characters, the same 
as a well-known artist. "The kitchen 
is under the direction of Monsieur So- 
and-so," is an important item on the 
program. But the remainder of the 
entertainment is invariably of the 
same good quality as the menu. There 
is an excellent orchestra, composed of 
Italians, and from twenty to thirty 
vaudeville turns, generally of French, 



German and English nationality. Few 
American acts have so far penetrated 
Russia. 

The show usually commences at 10 
o'clock, with single singing numbers. 
The Parisian chanteuse is very much 
in vogue at present. The large acts 
appear about midnight, and the pro- 
gram never terminates before 2 
o'clock. To appear about 1 a. m. is 
the best part of the bill. The fash- 
(Continued on page 121.) 




A THIRTY-YEAR OLD GROUP. 

The photo from which the above Is reproduced was taken thirty years or more ago, in 
England. CHARLIE PHOITE had the photograph. Hla father, once of the THREE PHOITES. 
gave It to him. Mr. Pholte presented the photo to JEAN BEDIM, and Mr. Dedinl Intends 
donating it to the VAUDEVILLE COMEDY CLUB. 

In the group are many well known artists and nets, with a few managers and agents. 
Several have passed away, while many are now prominent In theatrical circles. 

Among those In the picture are Jennie Hill, Bessie Bonehill. Nellie LaStrange, Lily Walte, 
Peggy Pryde, Mrs. Henri Casman, Flossie Gasman, Mrs. Charles Godfrey, Tony Pastor, Charlie 
Mitchell, Pony Moore, Eugene Dldcott, Sam De ere, Will Poluskl, Le Brun and Herrlngton, 
Charles Clark, Harry Randell, Charles Godfrey. Y ercy Onrl, and Arthur Tresslder. 



VARIETY 



29 



CLUBS AND CLUB AGENTS 



The Club Department is a certain 
angle of vaudeville that is very im- 
portant and equally lucrative to the 
club agent, the headline and other 
acts. 

Each large city has its club book- 
ing agents who depend upon the 
profits they derive from furnishing 
these entertainments during the club 
season, which lasts about five months, 
for their annual support. The field 
that these agents supply entertain- 
ment for includes clubs, lodges, so- 
cieties, churches, social functions and 
other private affairs. 

During the last four or five years 



This purveying enjoyment to the 
masses in their own habitant has 
grown to such proportions that within 
the last year or two the larger agen- 
cies have made it a studied part of 
their business and have issued hand- 
somely illuminated booklets on the 
subject. 

The opposition in this particular 
field is as great if not greater than 
in legitimate theatres. The methods 
employed by some of the agents 
would even put the greatest shark 
of the confidence world to shame, but 
the legitimate agents always find acts 
in plentitude and it is their endeavor, 




(GEORGE) N1BLO and SPENCER (HELEN) 

Conceded to be among the best all round singing and wooden shoe dancing acts before the 
public. 

They have been two years with WEHEK & RUSH and are this season with L. LAWRENCE 
WEBER'S "PARISIAN WIDOWS." During the time they have been under the management 
of MR. FRANK ABBOTT. This act wins by the excellence of its Individual and team work 
and on the attractiveness of costuming. 

NIBLO and SPENCER sail for EUROPE in JUNE to play six weeks of contracted time for 
II. OBERMAYER. They have signed with MR. WEHEK lor next season 

They will miss their usual summer vacation ait Saratoga where they own a farm of 111 
acres. 



this field has grown so large that 
there are any number of acts who like 
the agent, depend solely upon clubs 
for their livelihood. 

In New York City alone there are 
a hundred or more club agents. They 
are classified as follows: The Blue 
Book agent (\Uio furnishes artists to 
New York's 4oW; the incorporate or 
Rooking Office club agent (who has 
the facilities and support of the of- 
fice affiliated with, and who can se- 
lect acts from the various houses on 
the circuit of that office), and the In- 
dependent agent (who is obliged to 
secure acts not playing the big the- 
atres in New York or to engage them 
through the big agencies). 

The bill or program that is sent out 
of a,ny of the offices of the club agents 
may vary in cost anywhere between 
fifty and fifteen hundred dollars. The 
acts are furnished to the largest and 
most influential clubs, both social 
and financial to the smallest gather- 
ings of a "stag" nature. 



once having secured a contract for a 
"club date" to give a performance of 
such quality and quantity for the 
amount allotted by the organization 
or individual so that they may con- 
tinue to receive the patronage of the 
club in the future. 

When the club agent has once se- 
<ure;l the patronage of a large and 
financially influential organization he 
may be called upon at any time to 
deliver a performance which may 
vary from a small-sized stag enter- 
tainment to an entire Broadway mu- 
sical comedy production. This was 
the case a couple of years ago when 
'The Student King" was transported 
bodily from the Garden theatre, 
where it was playing in New York to 
one of the largest clubs on the upper 
portion of the East Side. Here the 
show in its entirety was given, to 
the smallest detail, the orchestra 
from the theatre having been em- 
played for the performance. This 
evening's entertaiment cost its pro- 



moters somewhere in the neighbor- 
hood of $2,000. 

On another occasion, more recent, 
one of the leading members of that 
portion of the "Four Hundred" who 
stand sponsor for the Horse Show, 
was so elated over one of his entries 
having captured a Blue Ribbon dur- 
ing the afternoon he decided to give 
an entertainment at Sherry's the 
same evening. A booking agent in 
town was informed he was prepared 
to spend more than a thousand dol- 
lars for a vaudeville bill. The agent 
managed to collect a bill of acts he 
believed would suit. Affiliated with 
a circuit he had no trouble in secur- 
ing acts of quality. To avoid the 
trouble, the delay of rehearsing acts 
with a strange orchestra, the orches- 
tra from one of the houses where ail 
of the acts had played, was taken 
along. 

Later he had his troubles with 
transportation and dining his artists. 
a number of which were girls who 
appeared in a niinsjrel act and who 
were on in the closing position at the 
theatre in which they were appearing 
r.nd who would not be able to go on at 
the impromptu theatrical affair un- 
til the early hours. He and his press 
agent concocted a scheme whereby the 
use of the name of the prominent 
club man, and the fact that the entire 
company was to be marched in black 
face into one of the leading restau- 
rants in the Bright Light district 
would dispose of the feeding and also 
obtain much fought for "space" in 
the dailies. They were successful in 
both respects. 

Another turn to this interesting 
form of the theatrical business is the 
presentation of a vaudeville show in 
the country house of the well-to-do. 
In most cases the country lodge or 
the summer villa are many miles from 
the centre of business, the club agent 



has to look to the details of trans- 
portation and housing of his perform- 
ers. 

The expense of the railroading ana 
keep is in all cases defrayed by those 
who order the program. Often It is 
necessary for the artists to leave a 
central city like New York or Chi- 
cago a day in advance of the date 
the performance is to be given. Many 
agents of the smaller variety, who, If 
they are fortunate enough to secure 
an order of this sort, are apt to fol- 
low out the natural instinct of the 
general theatrical manager in letting 
the actor pay his own sleeper fare 
(Continued on page 12.").) 




PAl'LINK MOHAN. 

The original "<pilck stuff" comedienne. 
If I'Al'MXK MOHAN and MAT!) RYAN 
should ever tie up as a "sister" combination, 
tiny would pull enough "new kIuIT" at one 
matinee to keep a thousand comedy nets go- 
inn for a y< ar. 




MR. and MRS. HASTINGS. 

Of HARRY HASTINGS "1\W, Hl!<>\\ 

Playing the CDMTMniA AMI'SKMKNT rnvrw,s 
Wi-li you all a M»'rry f'hri-tmas and II ■■. .\«-w 



Tip ;r > « 
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30 



VARIETY 



JOE ADAMS SAYS BROADWAY 
IS " PSYCHOLOGICAL ENIGMA" 



The Actor- Bon if ace Claims His Experiences Bear the 

Statement Out. How a $2,260 Breakfast 

Saved Joe From "Going Broke." 



"This Broadway thing is a psycho- 
logical enigma and I'll never guess the 
riddle of it." said Joe Adams the other 
day. "And I've the proofs right here," 
he added. 

There is no restaurant man better 
known than Joe Adams. In the night 
life of New York "Joe Adams" stands 
as a beacon to the seeker of daylight 
at all hours. It is four years since 
the electrics spelled out the name 
over Adams' hotel and restaurant on 
West 4 4th Street, New York, "Just 23 
Seconds From Broadway," as Mr. 
Adams describes it, and he also claims 
to have invented that phrase. 

Before Joe entered upon a business 
career, he was an actor. "A regular- 
actor, too," remarks Mr. Adams, when 
detailing his experiences before the 
footlights. "None of your 'acting by 
correspondence' fellows. When we 
played the 'honkty-tonks,' we had to 
act. It made no difference whether we 
were playing 'East Lynne' or 'Razor 
Jim,' we of those times had to be 
there, for we never knew what part 
would be handed us. Whatever the 
part, that was what we had to play. 
Those who couldn't play anything that 
came along were immediately "can- 
ned" on the Honkty-Tonk Circuit." 

Later in his varied years, Mr. 




CATHERINE CHALLONER. 

M;'\ Tully's sk<Kh, "Stop. Look and Listen. " 
'\K playtil this s«;ison by Catherine 
r, who is n|">iiiiiK a tour of the Intcr- 
sia.. Micatrrs at the Crand. Knoxvllle, next 
Moiwh.y. For stvrral weeks she has been 
playiriK tin- I'nitnl and Western Vaudeville 
Managers' time and has a lonR season booked 
in th«' west and south. MIks Challoner has 
been a leading lady with vaudeville sketches 
In reeent seasons, 'The Silver Sword," "Pals," 
played by Edwin Carew, and "A Yellow 
Seoop," with Oliver White, bavin* Introduced 
her In the principal theatres. Before entering 
variety she Rained extensive experience with 
various dramatic stars. 

Miss Challoner Is an accomplished player, 
and possesses nn unusually beautiful personal- 
ity both on the sta«e and In private life. 



Adams appeared in burlesque with Sim 
Williams. It was as members of "The 
Bon Ton Burlesquers" that in October, 
1903, Mr. Adams dissolved a partner- 
ship of fourteen years with Mr. Will- 
iams, who has since continued in bur- 
lesque, managing at present H. W. & 
Sim Williams' "Imperials." 

"I was a pretty sick man when I 
had to give up," says Joe. "A brother- 



up wards. ,The sales commenced to 
jump. Even the awful trimming 1 
was receiving from the help couldn't 
down the business, and the sales in- 
creased from $7.50 dally when I took 
hold to $90 a day when I sold out 
three years after, with $11,000 in 
cash and all my own. That's the roll 
I brought with me to New York, tak- 
ing this house with my brothers, Sam 
and Charlie. 

"* "Well, we opened up. Somehow 
they didn't seem to get me around 
here. Three months passed. The 
$11,000 had sunken so deep I couldn't 
even catch a flash of the glitter, and 
there were bills amounting to $8,000 
more. It looked like Joesy back in 
the show business. 

"I was sitting in the place one night 
about nine o'clock, pulling old nig- 
ger afterpieces' out of my memory and 
wondering who to brace for another 




JOE ADAMS 

ON THE JOI1 
(With his "Go git 'em, kid," smile). 



in-law of mine had a bill of $750 
against a saloon in Washington. He 
told me I could get the place. I went 
down there. It was a rummy joint, 
the toughest in town, doing about 
$7.50 a day. I found this out after- 
wards. Before that I bought in the 
saloon for $8,200, paying $1 ,500 cash. 
That $1,500 was what I saved up dur- 
ing twenty years in the show busi- 
ness. 

"Of course, when I owned the sa- 
loon the neighbors came in and told 
me about it. One fellow slipper! me 
the information that at an auction, the 
brewery had asked for a $4,000 bid. 
but could not get it and the saloon was 
withdrawn from public sale. That 
made me feel good right at the start, 
to know I had been stung for $4,000 
or more before I got going. 

"Anyway, I started off, tried to make 
myself agreeable and saw things go 



job, when a young man blew in. If 1 
hadn't had a grouch so wide no one 
could walk around it. 1 would have 
had that young fellow's number more 
quickly. He said he wanted a drink 



and I told him he could have one. He 
ordered a bottle of wine for which 
we charged $6 per. It didn't make 
me even look up, though we had been 
holding that bottle for some one to 
buy ever since the shop started. 




FRANK HARCOURT. 

For three seasons with BOB MANCHESTER. 
the past two being with 'THE CRACKER- 
JACKS," where he has originated an eccentric 
character that has been received with screams 
of laughter wherever the company has played. 

His specialty in the olio has also been met 
with praise. 

As this season terminates his contract with 
Mr. Manchester, Mr. Harcourt Invites offers 
for next season. 



"When he got the wine, the waiter 
said the young man would like me to 
have a drink with him. I walked over 
and told him I didn't drinlt. 'This isn't 
a bad looking little dump,' said he. 
It's a wonder somebody doesn't come 
in.' 'All my trade is late,' said I. 'After 
twelve o'clock, I would have to work 
you in sideways to let you see the 
place.' 'Is that so?' he answered. 
Well, I'll drop back,' and out he went, 
paying the six bucks in cash. 

"I thought no more about it, but at 
12:30 back he blew. There were just 
three customers, two girls and a man 
seated at one table. 'Where's the 
crowd?' said the young fellow. 'I sent 
them all home and I'm going to close 
up,' I replied. 'Don't close up,' said 
he, 'until you bring me four more 
bottles of that wine, and send a bottle 
each to the party over there.' 

"It took me a few minutes to grasp 
that order. Then they all got the 
wine, but we did some fine manipula- 
tion and stalling first. One of the 
women asked who he was. I told him 




ED. F. REYNARD. 

THE VENTRILOQUIST WITH A PRODUCTION. 
Working on his latest prop— a 90- horse Premier. 



VARIETY 



3i 



she wanted an introduction. He just 
waved me away. 'Give 'em all they 
want to drink,' said he, 'but nix on 
the introduction thing. I'm happy now 
and leave me alone.' 

"The young woman started to play 
the piano. That interested him. He 
wanted to know her. I attended to 
that part as the host. Well, the long 
and short of it was the party had 
breakfast at my place at six the next 
morning, never having left their 
chairs until then, and his bill was $2,- 
260. Within three months from that 
day the golden boy left me $14,000 for 
food and eatables, and they have 
never had Joe Adams up against, the 
wall since. 

"My only trouble now is a gold 
mine in Montana. Charlie, Sam and I 
have put in about $100,000 on that 
mine, and we are going to have a 



mind playing one piece for the gentle- 
man. 'Ah,' said the evening dress. 
That's no way to ask a favor. Give 
them a quart of wine apiece and here 
(to the leader) take this,' handing 
him a twenty dollar bill. 

"He got music, and nothing else ex- 
cepting about the same two bottles of 
wine until daylight came. His bill was 
$390. He gave the orchestra $1 •".(», 
paying me also, both payments in 
checks. When 1 heard him say, 'Old 
man, have you a blank check handy,' 
the light of my dome faded. I had 
heard it so often before. There was 
nothing to do though. I stood looking 
at him, particularly at three pearl 
studs in his shirt, when my brother 
Charlie (who knows all about jewelry) 
said Take the pearls and give him the 
joint.' I made up my mind that if the 
pearls were that good, the wearer 




florfxce bennltt. 

THE COLl MI5IA CUM.. 

Olie of t lit- rcii>Kiii/ , '<l leaders in m >di in burbs.|iii\ Mis- 1 *■ • 1 1 1 1 « : i 
to tne < NtKM-ess of IKW1.VS 'MA-IKST MS. ;i -di..w sin- b;i- 1.. . n wiib 

A pleasing personality combined with i;n,i,| I >"k~ .ibility nil 
made MISS HKNNKTT ;i i-npular 1'ivnrit. 



h.i - i mil nbiu cd h bent II v 
|ol I lie p;i ~t I W.i -i;i^ ni> 
i l.i bin'ii 1 1- w;i rd i'dIh'. 1i;i \ < 



bundle of coin that sings high notes 
all the way through, or we are going 
to do all the waiting and serving in 
this place ourselves. I expect to give 
Joe Adams* ' up Feb. 1.",, and go west 
to look the proposition over. 

"There's the psychoh gical < nigma 
part of it. Why did that young fellow 
happen to conic in my place an 1 why 
did he leave all the money there? 
Here's another instance; one night or 
morning rather (it was :;:.",<>) an or- 
dinary looking chap in evening dress 
dropped in. 'Give me a bottle of wine,' 
said he. He got it. A man can get 
more credit on evening clothes in New 
YdTk than another man can borrow on 
his home in the country. 'Where are 
the musicians going?' asked the late 
visitor. 'They are through,' said 1. 
'Tell them to play a couple of tunes, I 
feel like music,' he said. I called the 
leader over and asked if he would 



ought to be all right for $;::hi. So I 
took the check. It was on the Lin- 
coln Trust Co. 

"I lost all desire to sleep, just hung 
around until ten o'clock, when I and 
the Trust Company met. Handing the 
check to a fellow behind the railing, I 
obser\el "Certify, please"' 'Oh, no.' 
said he, 'you won't get that check cer- 
tified,' and before he was finished I 
was telling myself. 'I told you so.' 
Hut I'll tell yon what to do with it. 
said the banking man. 'Vow just <b' 
posit that check and don't worry. Wo 
couldn't afford to offend him by certi- 
fying for such a small amount.' 

"I'll tell how It was,' said 1 think 
'ng to get a line on the stranger. 'Mr 
Blank referred me to the bank for his 
credit, and if he calls on me again, will 
\ on tell me how far to go." I d< n't 
mind,' said the banker, ';ind it you 



don't let him have over two hundred 
thousand dollars, you'll be all right.' 

"It seemed to me that they had 
lined Broadway with air-cushions as 
I walked up the street. I wondered 
when Mr. Blank would call again. A 
few nights after that a youth from the 
Fast Side had spent ten cents for beer 
while occupying the best table in the 
place for three hours. I told him the 
table was reserved. To prove it 1 had 
to lead him to the street. I was about 
the sorest man you ever saw. On the 
sidewalk was a party of rive men. One 
said, 'Mr. Adams can we have a table?' 
Waw, chock full,' I answered. 'Well, 
the speaker said, 'We will wait a few 
minutes, perhaps a table will be 
empty.' 'There will bo no empty 
tables,' I answered. Cetting sorer 
every minute for having him talk 
back, I added, 'You can't get in an 1 
that's settled.' 

" 'All right,' answered the speaker, 
'we will try to find some other place." 
As he turned away it flashed over me; 
the speaker was Mr. Blank. It wa 
the first and last time in my life I 
ever forgot a face. I ran out aft' r 
them, apologized profusely, told the .i 
they could have all the tables or th' 
place, for I would have cleaned it ou ' 
in a minute to give them seats, but 
he answered for me not to bother my 
self and Mr. Blank never came back 

"Another night three swagger look- 
ing follows strolled in late. They 
ordered one bottle of wine. A well 
known Broadway gambler who was sit- 
ting at a table called me over, saying 
Joe. those fellows are all right but 
they are broke. Let them go as far 
as they like.' "How do you know?" 
said I Do you know them?' No,' he 
answered, but I know gentlemen when 
I see them.' 

"I lo-ked the three over and they 
did look good. They were talking to 
each other, Tile waiter tipped me off 
that they were talking about sending 
down to the Waldorf to have a check 
cashed. One started for the 'phone, 
when the gambler stopped him, say- 
ing 'It is not necessary for you to 
telephone for any money. I know 
Mr. Adams and any thing you want 
here you may have I will guarran- 
tee it.' 'Who are \ou'.' ' said the 



young follow, and how do you know 
we want any money 9 ' 'I'm a gamb- 
ler,' replied the man, 'but I know the 
rest and I've traveled some.' Calling 
me over, he said 'Joe, this gentleman 
is to have anything he and his friends 
want. If they don't make* good I will, 
an 1 just do me a fa\or by cashing a 
check for each of them, will you?' I 
said ves doubtfully, but before niorn- 




ALLFN Sl'MMFRS 

Is iinw cliiini; ;i ■ • 1 1 •-■. 1 1 ■ mil b;i> been wrrknr; 
I hi- nood biiu-es in Ho' middle went I'm- i In- 
piisl s 1 vi'ii ni'inili- v\ 1 1 1 1 : 1 1 1 1 lusinu ;i week 

His i>< 1 1 • I I.I | is Wlllleli b JOHN lilt \.\'l)l).\ 
WALSH. 

Mr. Summer^ i- iinim^ « ;ist shortly under 
ilw diriTtion ol IIAItliV F W KIIKK ' I Albee. 
Web< r \- K\ ;in- i . 



ing I had cashed checks for $1,11(10. 
When I s;iw the n lines at the bottom 
of the checks, I worried no longer. 

"When the party was about to break 
up, one of the three said 'Mr. Adams, 
I don't know how to express to you 
our appreciation for your treatment 
of us, not knowing who we were and 
being so agreeable. I know it can 
not be the mere matter of money so 
we cannot show you our gratitude in 
that way. but I would like you to ac- 
( ( 'out in nod on page 1 'M . ) 







S» ■ ■ k M 1 ■■ 

'i 1 1 • 1 web h ■ 

Mr. ;md Mi 



HILLY FAKNON and the ('L\LK 

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32 



VARIETY 



WINDYTOWN'S "SMALL TIME" 



Chicago, Dec. 1. 

Mon- than li\e hundred theatre 
licenses have been issued and are 
operathe in Chicago to include the 
"Loop" houses and outlying places of 
amusement where a full-fledged dra- 
matic production can he given. This 
means that there are approximately 
."MM ) places of entertainment where 
either moving pictures or lu-20 vaude- 
ville obtains in Windytown. 

It is safe to say that in three hun- 
dred of lice ii sorts at hast one 
vaudeville act (exclusive of the "ill" 
song warbh n is played on Saturday 
and Sunday. Of the remaining two 
hundred an a/.t or two is presented all 
the time; frequently three specialties 
go with the songster and the motion 
photographs. 



'1 he topography of the town, super- 
induced by not overly good service in 
the transportation department, backed 
by a desire for cheap entertainment 
originally planted In the pockets of 
the multitude when "10-20-30" was a 
magic combination in amusement 
rates, makes Chicago the ideal center 
of "neighborhood" playhouses. These 
i (sorts may not always rema'n vaude- 
ville's own; there are those who pre- 
dict that to a certain extent the pres- 
ent vogue will droop if it does not 
entirely die but so long as it talus 
from forty-five minutes to an hour 
to reach the "Loop" from the inner 
circles of Chicago's suburbs it seems 
certain that "neighborhood" shows of 
some sort will endure. 

There have been vagrant snasn«F of 




FRANK Hl T SH. 

Vaudeville's leading dialect monidumst. 
Making "em laugh more to-day than < ver. 
The season's greetings. 



There are more than seventy-five 
places where the real 10-20 show is 
the thing. This means a picture ma- 
chine, sometimes an "ill" song person 
and four or five vaudeville acts. There 
arc probably thirty-five buildings of 
brick, fire-proof construction, amply 
supplied with light, ventilation and 
all the equipment of a thoroughly 
good t heal re built for the specific 
purposes of 10-20 entertainment and 
managed with an eve single to the en- 
during prosperity of the resort. The 
remainder of this better class of low- 
priced style of entertainment >s pre- 
sented in reconstructed stor '-rooms, 
frame buildings converted to present 
uses, public halls and assembly rooms 
w Inch have been adapted. 

The "split week." with L \v excep- 
tions, rules throughout Chicago's 
realm of low-priced vaudeville. The 
"splits" begin Monday and Thursday. 



desire to break away from vaudeville 
in some of the small houses; eutire 
picture programs have been tried; 
"split week stock" has been attempt- 
ed and it may not be untimely to °ug- 
^est here that there is a golden oppor- 
tunity right now for the organization 
of pocket-sized musical shows, wi*h a 
1'ew chorus girls thrown in, to play on 
percentage, guarantee or rental a cir- 
cuit of these small-time theatres. The 
scheme wouldn't hurt the vaudeville 
actor so much as he might think, oif 
hand; for unless some of the present 
io-20's find a way to discount the fu- 
ture there will surely come a time 
when a score or more houses will be 
turned into garages or riding acad- 
emies. Mr. Vaudevillain of the pres- 
ent and time to come might better 
reckon with a half a "split" than to 
come into the subsequent none at all. 
Hasing the present treaties upon 



sixty houses playing four acts each 
"split" (which seems a conservative 
estimate) there are weekly employed 
about 500 vaudeville acts. If a per- 
former could meet all conditions of 
salary, booking alliances and kindred 
conditions a couple of years could be 
spent right here in Chicago without a 
repeat. Organized labor enacts that 
no less than $25 per week shall bo 



possible, is 7 99 — for has not the all- 
wise City Council decreed that under 
certain conditions embodied In the or- 
dinance 800 lives would be in peril 
where 799 are perfectly safe? 

There will be plenty of room on 
Vahiktv's "Forum" to accommodate 
the managers of Chicago's 10-20s who 
seek to take issue with the following 
estimate of the financial cause and ef- 




MADGE MAITLAND 

CHAKACTKR SONtJS. 



paid to a "single" or $50 to a team, 
with no more than one "split" per 
week; this minimum is rigorously 
lived up to, it is believed. 

As the frame structures and con- 
verted assembly halls will probably be 
eventually eliminated (either before or 
after a bad scare or a catastrophe) *he 
especially built and showman-like op- 
eiated theatre of the present will prob- 
ably be dealt with by public and pro- 
fessionals for many years to > erne 
Chicago has plenty of room to grow 
v'thin its present limitations; \ncant 
lots, sparsely settled neighborhoods 
and present stretches of tillable Ian 1 
will, in the natural order of things, 
become the sites of countless home; 
and thousands upon thousands of peo- 
ple. Ten years makes a big difference 
out here and your Chicago 10-2(i man- 
ager, taken by and large, looks good 
for a couple of decades of prosperity. 

Now the ordinances stipulate that 
the makings of the average 10-20 shall 
be a building seating not over sou. do- 
ing with this capacity are regulations 
as to scenery, exits in proportion to 
seatings — and above all not a person, 
aside from a house employee, is allow- 
ed to stand within the confines of tie.' 
amusement auditorium. If the capac- 
ity goes to 800 or more the regulations 
governing entail an expenditure which 
is accepted, generally, as prohibitive 
to the successful conduct of a 10-20 
theatre. 

Consequently the capacity, whenever 



feet of the average "neighborhood the- 
atre" of the prevailing type upon the 
hank-roll of its manager: The grcss 
takings of a healthy and well manipu- 
lated resort may run from $1,000 to 
$2,000 per week- as high as $2, '.500 
has been reached. The show may cost 
(Continued on page 123.) 




COXROY and LE MAIRE. 

The above shows CONKOY and LE MAIRK 
presenting their latest aet. "THE PINOCHLE 
FIENDS." which In the biggest hit they have 
ever produced. In thre^ years they have be- 
come known as one of the most popular teams 
in America and arc always booked up. 



VARIETY 



33 



WHERE IS VAUDEVILLE GOING? 



Where is American vaudeville go- 
ing? Is it headed up or is it striving 
vainly to keep its head above water by 
holding to the high standard of the 
presenl level? 

The "newest phrase" has been the 
subject of considerable comment. 
Many think that it augers well for the 
future, while an equal number see 
only ruin, if the policy is to become a 
general one. 

Vaudeville, however, has many 
sides. There are new angles cropping 
up every minute. 

Long shows, L'l' and L':i acts on a 
program, are referred to. It is not. 
the intent icn to discuss the advisabil- 
ity of the long shows but simply to 
wonder if it is the first step toward 
carrying the Englis'.i idea out in 
America. 

Winn William Morris first opened 
the American Music Hall some two 
years ago he advertised an "English 
Music Hall." The billing matter of 
t'.ie house still carries the line. Sunn 1 



the week of Nov. 14 and met with 
such success the policy was eagerly 
set upon for future use. The house 
has been playing this style of pro- 
gram since. At the same time Oscar 
Hammerstein was persuaded by Willie 
Hammersteiii and the success of his 
production of light grand opera in a 
two-dollar house to throw open the 
Manhattan Opera House for vaude- 
\ille. Willie Hammerstein can s-;e 
the American Music Hall from his 
trout doorstep. The overflow looked 
so good to Willie that a long pro- 
gram with ij:; acts was billed for the 
first show at the Manhattan Opera 
House, opening Nov. us. Hut after a 
trial of one week this policy was dis- 
continued and 1 1 -art bills became the 
rule. 

In the ..meantime both Cincinnati 
and Chicago are having their first 
taste of this style of show, although 
the Majestic, Chicago, has played as 
many as twelve acts often. Dating 
back to the days of Keith's eontinu- 




HARRY SHANNON'S ORIGINAL 4. 

A fiimilv (tf exceptionally (lever performers, headed hv MRS. IIAZKL SHANNON' ami 
UAKKY SHANNON. Jr., who were lor vears known as tin- KAMOl'S SHANNON CHIU>RKN, 
the bright little stars in "THK MANKKR S CIIII.1)' Co. 

Thev have just finished si -holding and will return in the Man ( > in Vaudeville with HARRY 
SHANNON'S ORIOINAL -1. in a classy musical playlet by .Ins H. Slater. 

The musical numbers have been written by MISS 11A/.KI. MRS SHANNON'S piano playing 
will be one ol" the features, using her own compositions. 

This ait will bo mounted wilh a gorgeous special set, now lniim built. The wardrobe will 
be the best money can buy. 

MR. SHANNON i.-. also proprietor of several road attraction.-. 



weeks of the season the theatre had 
fifteen acts, considered at that, time 
to be a novelty in vaudeville for this 
side. It drew and the house did a 
phenomenal business for a time. The 
idea was not kept up. Business was 
affected. William Morris, a most re- 
sourceful man (even his "opposition" 
will concede him that) struck upon 
the "22-act" program. This happened 



ous, at various times in the Keith 
bouses the program has carried as 
manv as fourteen acts. 

The origin, however, goes to our 
English cousins, from whom many 
Americans think that nothing about 
Hie show business can be learned. 
That is a wrong impression. There 
are many things in the theatrical 
field where the English hav« a little 



something on us. The long programs 
are a London institution. That 
doesn't mean English, for in the prov- 
inces of England and even in many 
of the London halls the programs are 
made up from eight to ten acts, play- 
ing in much the same manners as our 
own shows. Amongst the leaders in the 



ing flight. For the next few days the 
question is, Have you heard Bard in 
his new number? To an American 
audience he would always be Wilkie 
Hard, a new song would not make him 
a new act. 

"Can they afford to pay the salar- 
ies.'" That is the next question. Here 




THE CANINE FLUFFY RUFFLES. 

Some of tho principals in 
MPS. E. T. DOHERTY'S PERFORMING POODLES. 

An act usinK 1."» to L'i» clever canine arti>t-. 

Alwnys working and alwnvs feaiureu 

Direction of NORMAN .IKKKKRIKS, Philadelphia. 



"big show" are the two "Syndicate 
Halls" (Oxford and Tivoli). There are 
others that play long programs also, 
The Pavilion, booked by the "Syndi- 
cate," Empire, Holborn (Gibbons 
house) which plays about fourteen 
acts, and many of the smaller houses 
use this sort of a program. 

As the long bills have only hit our 
downtown houses, take the two Lon- 
don West End halls, Oxford and Ti- 
voli, for eonmarisons. 

It becomes a question whether Wil- 
lie Morris or Willie Hammerstein can 
make Oxfords and Tivolis out of their 
houses. Can they get the acts? Can 
they afford to pay the salaries? Can 
they run through these number of 
acts in the proper length of time? 

The answer is naturally. If the Ox- 
ford and Tivoli can, why can't the 
American and Manhattan? Perhaps 
they can. The inclination, though, is 
to think not. Taking the first ques- 
tion, can they get acts'.' The Oxford 
and Tivoli do not bother a great deal 
about their programs outside of one 
or two headliners. This doesn't have 
to worry them much, for they can and 
do take an artist like Wilkie Hard, 
Marie Lloyd or Little Tich, topping 
ihe bill with either for twelve weeks 
on a run. 

Is there an American headliner who 
• an top a bill in one house for twelve 
weeks? There may be, but up to now 
there has been no attempt at such a 
thing. In one or two instances in 
the summer season this or something 
like, may have occurred. Probably 
the nearest instance is Gertrude Hoff- 
mann, who played something like 
eight weeks at Hammerstein's when 
first bringing "Salome" to us. 

The English people are loyal to 
their favorites. When Wilkie Hard 
puts on a new song it Is like an open- 



again the English base it over the Am- 
« rican manager, although neither the 
American cr Manhattan would consid- 
er price of hill if either < ould get (he 
people coming. The Englsh acts when 
in London (not all, but most) play 
for "turn money," that is they play 
more than one hall, lece'ving for two, 
three or four halls what the American 
manager would have to pay for one. 
This is not a small item. Win n it is 
considered that the headliners a'ong 
with the small acts in Lt n.len are 
playing turns it may be rcadil\ seen 
that the salary list is cut consider- 
able 

The third question dees not sound 
as important, but it will be found, if 
it hasn't been already, that it will be 
the most troublesome of all. to the 
American managers. Can the acts be 
run off in a reasonable length of 
time? The cutting of the nine has 
been the greatest objertien lie Amer- 
ican acts have had since i hey started 
going in England. It is something 
they cannot grow accustomed to 
When William Marris fells acts to cut 
five or ten minutes or e\en more \ on 
can imagine the "hubbub" around t he 
stage door. 

Still if the bills are to run off prop- 
eily this must be done Take a IN! -act 
program and gi\e fifteen minutes each 
will make the show ;i|most a six hour 
affair. It isn't possible to imw two 
six-hour performances a da.\ 

In London an act whi<!i : working 
"turns" is sat >lied to •'!■:• oic song, 
and on to ihe m\t stand \ ' t h< • 
Empire, H'dboni. I saw an ■' >lo ex- 
act 1\ ".0 se'-ond-- bv ' ! ■!■ There. 

are two or three .-in. !< . n singing 

one s- ing each on ' ' < ' - ry bill. 

There ;i n- mv ■■' h- i things t hat 



i ( 'on I i n e ■ ■ ' 



i :: 1 . ) 



34 



VARIETY 



WORKING OUT OF INDIANA 



If ii hurdy gurdy had j»]:i>'<; J "On the 
Hanks of the Wabash" or a brass band 
discoursed the sweet strains of "Way 
Down in Old Indiana" I might haw 
been inspired to write a masterpiece 
on the state which gave me birth. But 
as the hand of Fate ostracised me 
from the land of Hoosierdom it per- 
haps has been giving me the dickens 
since, hut what a man can't see or 
doesn't know, won't hurt him, so I am 
safe for the present. 

They say "Once a Hoosicf, always 
a Hoosier." But no one has ever 
written an editorial, entitled "What's 
the Matter with Indiana?" But, if the 
Hoosier on his first trip to New York 
asks the first native* he ffieets that 
question, the latter may laughingly re- 
ply: "I don't know; ask Kansas." No 
matter what you say or do, they hand 
it to the west one way or another. 

My *'gol len yesterdays" in Indiana 



\illage gossip and scandal. My copious 
contributions to the Journal (morning) 
brought me before the notice of George 
B. McCutcheon, then city editor of 
the Evening Courier. Five dollars a 
week seemed like a million, as my 
former weekly compensation when 
working as a delivery boy on Satur- 
days at one of the town groceries was 
fifty cents. To the Courier I went 
and stuck. 

In West LaFayette I divided my 
attention between the town center and 
the university. When a little tow- 
head I spent many hours around the 
college boys. What I didn't know 
about the athletic teams at that age 
wasn't worth knowing. I was the 
"mascot" for the football and baseball 
teams but have forgotten whether I 
was a hoodoo. Anyway my knowledge 
of the university and its affairs put 




KMILY K. MILES. 

Pretty, talented and iuukim-i ic, 'liis young lady is rapidly lording to 1 1 1 « ■ front, and will 
probably be seen In a Broadway musical produttmn In-fore very long. 

Miss Miles, though only twenty years of am-, is alrrady a prime favorite In the provinces, 
and Is now In line for a metropolitan showing. 



were spent on the dailies of Lafayette 
where the atmosphere is enlivened 
nine months in the year by a haul 
of students at Purdue rniversity. They 
were the same dailies on which George 
Ade, George Barr McCutcheon, Paul 
Wilstach. Guy Kramer and others 
served their newspaper apprenthe- 
ship. 

I first li\e;l across the Wabash, a 
mile west, from the heart of the city 
in a town which bad a separate char- 
ter, and my regularly assigned news- 
paper duty was to cover the West Side 
news. To keep track of what was 
going on in that quiet little burg I 
had to practically make a house-to- 
house canvass. 

1 knew every person and dog, stick 

and stone in the road. Through my 
acquaintance with the 'own board 
members and the grocery clerks I was 
enabled to keep close tab on all the 



me in line to report the doings of that 
institution in addition to my West Side 
news. 

The morning was devoted to pump- 
ing the grocery clerks during their 
busiest hours, bothering university 
heads and wearing out a long pencil 
mi getting my copy ready for the com- 
positors. 

My early days on the Courier I'oun 1 
me full of lire and ambition. Nothing 
escaped mo m that West Side terri- 
tory and there was a reason. Around 
the hours of !.::<> and .". a. in., the 
grocery clerks were on the job. To 
get the Inside on a lot of the real town 
dope, I would arise with the early 
birds and ride around on the "order 
routes" and Invariably get a story. 
Sometimes it would only be about the 
departure of the town clerk for In- 
dia napol is, the visit of the stork, a 

(Continued on page 116.) 



"SHAXGHAIXCi" A CIRCUS. 

One often reads in the newspapers 
and novels where some poor, unfor- 
tunate being Is "shanghaied" to some 
strange country, port or city, but finds 
it a rare case where a whole circus 
(performers and employees) has been 
taken a thousand miles without one 
aware of the exact destination the 
show was bound. Such a thing has 
been done twice by the same man. 

Fred Irwin, now a burlesque mag- 
nate, is the individual who executed 
a master stroke by suddenly changing 
the route of his circus, cancelling the 
next stand and putting his entire out- 
fit, tents, tnenagery, performers, at- 
taches and all, on a special train, jump- 
ing half way across the states with- 
out a word to anyone, excepting his 
brother. 

Irwin Bro.'s "Big Menagerie and 
Hippodrome," a two-ringed affair with 
a wild animal exhibition, was placed 
on fourteen cars, with two cars ahead, 
and started on a tour of the iron and 
copper country. A panic occurred, 
the mines closed down and the circus 
was forced to plaj towns in Minnesota . 
and the Dakotas. Harvest time was 
on. Only on rainy days did the "white 
tops" do gootl business. 

It was during the days of the 
World Fair at Chicago. The show was 
exhibiting in Huron. S. I). Between 
the afternoon and night performances 
Mr. Irwin conceived the plan of giv- 
ing the western plains the go-by and 
jumping to Chicago. Fverybody with 
the show thought they were bound for 
the next stan 1. Three days and nights 
the circus was en route, stops being 
made every afternoon when the stock 
and wild animals were unloaded and 
fed. 

Chicago was reached. The circus 
flopped down on the first lot that 
showed up, the Irwins having neither 
secure. 1 lot nor license ahead of ar- 
rival. In three days the brothers 
played to $1,200 and during the re- 
mainder of the stands in Chicago not 
only paid up every cent of indebted- 
ness, but recouped all previous losses, 
had the outfit insured and stored for 
the winter. 

The circus had started out of Buf- 
falo, being the first railway show con- 
tracted to play the iron and copper 
country. Bad weather all along the 
route hit the show hard and in some 
places the Irwins refused to unload. 
At another time Irwin and his 
brother "shanghaied" their circus from 
Chicago to a small town in Indian 
Territory, a distance of about 1.000 
miles, embracing a three days' jour- 
ney. Had the performers the slight- 
est hint the aggregation was headed 
for any other place than Cleveland the 
Irwins would have made the trip with 
onlv their tents and stock. 



(J^rtie Vnnderbilt, who recently 
stepped into Pauline Chase's shoos 
in "Our Miss Gibbs," has boon sign- 
ed for the Victor Moore show and 
joined this week. "Our Miss Gibbs" 
(dosed in Chicago Saturday. 



Loentinc Lamar lost "Tootsie," her 
pet dog, by death last week. Miss 
Lamar, wishing to have "Tootsie" al- 
ways before her, consulted a taxer- 
dermist. The bill to stuff "Tootsie" 
waa $100. 



HILLY (iOlLD'S FAST. 

Billy Gould first saw the light of 
day in New York City on May 1, 1868. 
When eight years old he went to San 
Francisco where he attended school, 
the young man being enrolled at St. 
Ignatius and Santa Clara College. Billy 
was of prepossessing appearance and 
showed such a stage talent that he 
made his first appearance as a madri- 
gal boy with Billy Emerson's Minstrels 
at the Standard theatre, San Fran- 
cisco. 

Billy became a child of the stage. 
He debutted into vaudeville with 
Kalph Post in the old Vienna Garden 
in 'Frisco, and in 18S7 formed a part- 
nership with Harry McBride. He mar- 
ried in 1S8{), appearing in vaudeville 
with his wife, Nellie Burt, until IS!) 2. 

In 1 S I* 7 Billy was a member of the 
George W. Lederer Casino forces 
where he appeared in a number of 
musical comedies. His biggest hit was 
made in the role of Ichabod Bronson 
in "The Belle of New York," played 
for more than six months by him at 
the Shaftesbury theatre, London. 

Billy once did a record Marathon 
vaudeville run in New York at the 
New York theatre, playing for two 
consecutive years and one week. He 
also appeared in "The Giddy Throng," 
"The Hall of Fame." and other New- 
York pieces. 

Mr. Gould placed Valeska Suratt on 
the stage in 1!MK> and was associated 
with her as tutor and partner until 
1 !)()!♦, when they separated. Mr. Gould 
going it alone in vaudeville that year. 

Mr. Gould and Miss Suratt were 
tempted by a salary of $2,500 a week 
to re-enter vaudeville for a series of 
engagements this past summer. Mr. 
Gould is now doing the same sketch 
with Clara Nelson. 

Gould is also known as a writer of 
songs and plays, as well as en- 
joying the distinction of being one 
of Variety's humorists. His column 
in the Vaiukty has been widely read 
on both hemispheres. 

Mr. Gould was the first theatrical 
newspaper paragrapher. In 1906, 

while abroad, Billy started his column 
in Variety - . Since then many other 
papers have devoted columns to some 
follower of Mr. Gould. 

Unlike a majority of his brother 
professional scribblers, Billy himself 
writes all of his matter, mostly with 
a blunt lead pencil, which runs the 
letters into one another. His "copy" 
is about as difficult to read as Alan 
Dale's, probably the worst long hand 
writer for deciphering in the world. 
Without affecting a style in composi- 
tion, Billy naturally acquired a trench- 
ant one. 

Mr. Gould ranks with the well 
known paragraphers of the dailies, 
though he is unaware of that fact. 
Albeit, writing for a theatrical paper, 
he does not employ the space for 
"puffs." seldom mentioning the indi- 
vidual in a purely complimentary way. 
and when doing so giving the para- 
graph a humorous twdst. 

Of all the theatrical writers. Billy 
has the hardest job. How much it 
is to his credit that under these con- 
ditions he has made "Here's Billy 
Gould" a feature of the weekly Issue 
of Vartftt, Mr. Gould evidently does 
not know. 



VARIETY 



35 



A FRIENDLY POKER GAME 



BY BARNEY BERNARD. 



"Esther, go to de delicatessan store, 
und get ten cents worth tongue, ten 
cents worth bologna, ten cents salami, 
five cents bread and mustard, it's go- 
ing to be here a game to-night. Yes, 
and get four decks of cards — seconds, 
it's good enough for dem. I never vin 
in de game anyvay, und ven you come 
back vipe off de looking glass a little. 
Mrs. Ambramovitz always looks in it." 

"Yes, Maam," said Esther, the hired 
girl, as she started to the delicatessen 
store with Mrs. Harris's order. The 
door bell rings. — Mrs: Harris opens 
the door. There is Mrs. Margolies and 
Mrs. Marcovitz. Mrs. Margolies said, 
"Ve tought ve vould come early and 
pick out de lucky seat, dat Mrs. 
Abrams von seven dollars on last 
week, she always vins, she's got a 
luck, und she's a tight player, too." 
"Is Mrs. Goldstein coming?" asked 
Mrs. Marcovitz. "Vy do you ask it?" 
said Mrs. Harris. "Oh, just so," sail 
Mrs. Marcovitz, "I don't like her in de 
game. She's a nice player all right, 
but she uses such big vords that most 
of de time I don't understand her. I 
used von of dem vords last week, and 
everybody laughed." "Oh, veil, it all 
depends on who uses dem," said Mrs. 
Harris. 

The bell rings again. "I'll bet it's 
Mrs. Goldstein, see I guessed it. I 
should only be so lucky in de game — 
come In, Mrs. Goldstein, how are you?" 
"Oh, I quite veil," says Mrs. Gold- 
stein. "I vas a little deposed, but I 
soon got over it, I had a collapse, but 
tank God I'm alright. Oh yes, Mrs. 
Harris, I vant to tell you now dat I 
must stop at 12 o'clock sharp." "Sure," 
said Mrs. Marcovitz, "With your luck, 
you can stop any time." 

Door bell rin^s again. "Ah, it's Mrs. 




^ 



LEO BEERS 



Is doing n plnno monoloR. for his soionrt 
son son in vaudeville. 

He Ih at present playing the 1XTKKSTATK 
CIRCUIT and will sion be seen in th«> east, 
where he has been booked for several weeks. 

MR. HEEKS has played during all of the 
present seison for managers In the WESTERN' 
VAUDEVILLE ASSOCIATION. 

His material is original and IiIh method 
pleasing and effective In pleasing his au- 
dience*. 



Abramovitz, Mrs. Applebaum, Mrs. 
Stein and Mrs. Abrams. Good evening, 
ladies, put your hats .and coats in de 
bedroom on de bed." "Aha," said 
Mrs. Abrams, "I see Mrs. Margolies is 
got mine lucky seat." "Sure," said 
Mrs. Margolies, "First come first ser- 
vant. I didn't even wash my dishes 
home because I vanted to see if I can't 
vin vonce in a vile. You shouldn't 
kick, Mrs. Abrams. Your husband had 
it a good season by cloaks und you by 
de cards." 'I don't kick." replied 
Mrs. A-bratns, " You a re velcome to 
my lucky seat, I don't want to set next 
to Mrs. Stein," said Mrs. Applebaum, 
"because she alvays raises me." "Veil, 
if I got it a full house, I shouldn't 
raise you?" said Mrs. Stein. 

"Alright, ladies, ve vill start to 
play; here is for $10 worth chips," 
said Mrs. Harris. "1 took off from 
each von fifty cents for de lunch. I'll 
start de dealing now before ve cuni- 
mence to play; ve are going to stop at 
12 o'clock sharp, and another tiling ve 
play straight quarter limit, no roodles, 
und nobody to be shy." 

The game is started. "I open it," 
said Mrs. Marcovitz." "1 raise it," saii 
Mrs. Margolies. "Aha. see," said Mrs. 
Abrams, "on my seat she raises it al- 
ready." "After (lis everybody should 
keep their regular seats," said Mrs. 
Abrams. "I'll stay." said Mrs. Gold- 
stein. "How many cards, lades?" "I'll 




LILLIAN HOOVER. 



take von," said rs. Marcovitz. "I'll 
take two," said Mrs. Margolies. Mrs. 
Goldstein takes two. "I'll bet a quar- 
ter," said Mrs. Marcovitz. "You open- 
ed it, und drew von card didn't you. 
Mrs. Marcovitz'.'" "Yes. 1 did. Mrs. 
Margolies." "Veil den I call it." "Veil. 
if you call I don't." said Mrs. Gol 1- 
stein. "I got a full house by sevens." 
said Mrs. Marcovitz. "Dat's good." 
said Mrs. Margolies. 

"You see de minute I raised it Mrs. 
Abrams commenced to holler dat I'm 
lucky on her seat. You see how lucky 
I am, Mrs. Abrams. I had three aces 
and it vas no good; please after dis 
don't make any remarks in de game, 
it's so cscusiine." "Oh. Mrs. Margo- 



lies, please don't holler, I got a head- 
ache," said Mrs. Applebaum. "Yess, 
und my children are asleep," said Mrs. 
Harris. "You see everybody Jumps on 
me de minute I open my mouth. If I 
von even I vould quit," said Mrs. Mar- 



a half dollar chip, don't you remem- 
ber?" "No, I don't remember," re- 
plied Mrs. Applebaum. "Oh, valt a 
minute, you remember dat time, don't 
you, Mrs. Abrams?" "It's no use to kick 
me under de table. I don't remember 




MILDRED G ROVER 

In Orininal Sours and Snylii^rs. 
Assisted hv DICK UK-MAUDS. 



gol!<s. "Oh, say. don't bluff," said 
Mrs. Applebaum, "you vouldn't quit." 
"Esther, bring me a cup for my chips 
for luck," said Mrs. Goldstein. "I 
open it." said Mrs. Stein. "I play." 
said Mrs. Margolies. "I, too." said 
Mrs. Applebaum and Mrs. Harris. 
"How many cards?" "Three for mo." 
said Mrs. Stein, "three all around.' 
"I chip." said Mrs. Stein. "Call it." 
said Mrs. Margolies. "I bet ten cents," 
said Mrs. Applebaum (all drop out ex- 
cept Mrs. Stein). "I call it," said Mrs. 
Stein. "Veil, put. in de chips," sai I 
Mrs. Applebaum. "Can't I owe yon 
white chip?" replied Mrs. Siein. "No, 
} mi got chips, put it in,"' replied Mrs. 
Applebaum. "Come to link of it, you 
owe me a white chip yet from a long 
time." I owe you a white chip?" ex- 
claimed Mrs. Applebaum, "dat can't 
be. I never owe in a game." "Don't 
you remember, at. Mrs. Feigenbaum's 
house? 1 had aces up and you had 
kings up. you called me and said I 
owe ymi a chip, I don't vant io break 



and besides I don't vant. to mix in," 
replied Mrs. Abrams. "Alright, I'll 
put it in, but I'd like to see somebody 
owe me in a game again." "What, you 
got three kings? Dat's good," replied 
Mrs. Stein. "Oh, say, vile your talking 
about owing. I vant to remind you, 
Mrs. Stein, dat you owe me a nickel 
for car fare," siid Mrs. Marcovitz. "Oh, 
veil dat's different. Dat ain't in de 
game, is it?" Telephone ring. "Esther, 
see who it is it." "It's for Mrs. Gold 
siein." Mrs. Goldstein goes to the 
'phone. Mrs. Abrams deals the cards 
-all pass. Mrs. Stein looks at. Mrs. 
Goldstein's hand and opens it I'm her 
Mrs. Applebaum sta\^, also Mrs Har- 
ris. Mrs. Siein draws three raids for 
Mrs. Goldstein, Mis. Applebaum draws 
one to a Mush Mrs Hani'- draws one. 
Mrs. Stein chips to He- <>ne. Mrs Ap- 
plebaum passes Mr Harris bets a 
quarter. \lr^ Ste- . .'is it. Mrs. Har- 
ris filled her tl'e 1 

Mrs Holds*. !.• i M us from tho 

i ( 'on • ' ■ •( "li pa l'c v •; i 



.V' 



VARIETY 



THE AGENT OF YEARS AGO 



THE ORIGIN OF "WHA, WHA" 



BY JAS. J. ARMSTRONG. 



In the light of retrospection where- 
in thirty years of my life have been 
actively connected with theatricals, 1 
have seen a great transformation in 
what the agents and artists were 
prone to call variety In other days 
but today is generally known as vaude- 
ville. 

One thing particularly noticeable 
in the early days of variety was the - 
small weekly stipend the headline 
acts received and what handsome re- 
muneration many of those same acts 
receive today in vaudeville. The ar- 
tist has not alone benefited by the 
transformation, the managers and 
agents have profited as well r as there 
was no big commission forthcoming 
then as there is at present. 

In 1882 I joined hands with William 



Brown are living in retirement and 
Smith, Myerhoff and Lei man are dead. 
Smith had his office on Grand street 
on the Bowery, Herman and Leiman 
were on East 4th street, and Brown, 
who also conducted a dramatic agency 
had out his sign just opposite where 
I was located. 

Those were the days we did busi- 
ness with the managers and artists 
direct. They came regularly to see 
us, the former to secure acts and the 
latter to secure work. In New York 
then the principal houses offering 
variety were Miner's Bowery and 
Eighth Avenue, managed by Harry 
Miner, and the London, Olympic and 
Harlem theatres, looked after by 
James Donaldson. 

I did business for the following 




ILA GRANNON 

IN VAUDEVILLE. 
Direction EDW. 8. KELLER. 



B. Knapp, then a variety agent, and 
we did a good business in booking 
acts at 14th street and Fourth ave- 
nue. After one year's partnership, I 
took the road and for several 
years was connected with various 
companies, among them my own or- 
ganization. In 1889, Dick Fitzgerald, 
then the leading variety agent of New 
York, died suddenly. I returned to the 
scene of my former operations and as- 
sumed full charge of his offices at 
10 Union Square. That was in the 
fall and I remained there until 1895, 
when I moved further up town. 

Where practically five of we agents 
did most of the big booking in the old 
days, there are hundreds now looking 
after the acts which have sprung into 
existence. Of the early agents, most 
conspicuous were Herman (Chas.) and 
Leiman (George), Tony Smith, Myer- 
hoff, J. Alexander Brown and myself. 
Of that number, I am the only one 
still in the harness. Herman and 



theatres and managers in other cities: 
Howard (William Harris), Boston; 
Grand Central (W. J. Gilmore), Phila- 
delphia; Monumental (James L. Ker- 
nan), Baltimore; Lyceum, Washing- 
ton; Academy of Music (H. W. Will- 
lams), Pittsburg; Adelphia (Col. Snel- 
baker) Buffalo; Theatre Comique 
(John D. Hopkins), Providence; 
Lyceum (Thos. Grlners), Chicago; 
American (Press Eldridge), New 
Haven, Conn.; Olympic (William Em- 
mett) Chicago, and Waldman's 
(Waldman), Newark. I also re- 
member well the business dealings I 
had with F. F. Proctor and B. F. 
Keith long before they combined their 
vaudeville holdings and started a new 
epoch in variety history. In fact I 
may rightfully claim the honor of 
being the last agent under the old 
regime that ever booked acts for 
Keith's theatres in Boston and Phila- 
delphia. 

(Continued on page 83.) 



In the theatrical profession, where 
perhaps more than anywhere else one 
hears the expression that there is noth- 
ing new under the sun, Eddie Leon- 
ard, the minstrel man, has been stamp- 
ed as the originator of "Wha, Wha." 

Not alone is Mr. Leonard fully ac- 
credited with his peculiar manner of 
singing a "coon" song (known as the 
"Wha, Wha" style), but no one, not 
even among his imitators — and they 
are countless — has ever suggested that 
Mr. Leonard has not a valid claim to 
the rolling notes he applies to the 
soft melodies of the south as the or- 
iginator of a distinctive style. 

Mr. Leonard has always clung to 
the oddity In enunciation that includes 
the "Wha, Wha," and it was left to 
him alone until of recent years when 
"ragtime" once more shone through 
a revival of interest in that type of 
song. With the revival came imita- 
tors. They all adopted Mr. I^eonard's 
"Wha, Wha"; some with leave and 
some without. Mr. Leonard was gen- 
erous in this respect. Although a pro- 
fessional maxim gives to the origi- 
nator, for his sole use, the material 
originated by him, whether in dialog 
or "business," Mr. Leonard freely 
granted verbal permits to reproduce 
his intonation and the rolling of words, 
to brother and sister professionals. 

The "Wha, Wha" in a "coon" mel- 
ody oecame recognized as of signal 
value. Before the "lifting" of the idea 
lecame prevalent, some used it, men- 
tioning Mr. Leonard; others announc- 
ed an imitation of him. While this 
"imitation bunk" was understood by 
the profession, it passed for the pub- 
lic, and the singer received applause. 
Oft times the employment of Mr. Leon- 
ard's style of singing has saved an 
act from rout. 

Within a late date the profession 
appears to have deemed that "Wha, 
Wha" was public property, and have 
seized upon it without regard to Its 
author, for Mr. Leonard has written 
words and music to fit this style. Other 
song writers have utilized the same 
scheme, without a blush. Two of the 
popular songs of the past season were 
solely built upon "Wha, Wha," idea— 
and the sheet music contained not one 
whit of credit to Mr. Leonard. 

Almost anywhere upon any stage in 
the present day one may hear the 
dulcet sounds of a "coon" song with 
the Leonard roll. It is all there, ex- 
cepting the Leonard name. 

When spoken of regarding this by 
a Vakiktv representative, Mr. Leon- 
ard said: "I don't mind the use of 
my material as much as I did. The 
representative professional press and 
the profession in general understand 
I originated it, and that seems suf- 
ficient, especially as the critics seem 
agreed that no one has superseded me 
in the employment of it or the re- 
sults obtained. 

"It was in '91 or '92 that I first 
placed 'Wha, Wha' on the stage. I 
was with Jack Haverly Minstrels, sing- 
ing 'Pliney, Come Kiss Your Baby.' In 
the same show another number given 
to me was 'Hannah Lady.' In both 
I used It. Mr. Haverly objected; said 



it made the song sound foolish and I 
must stop. 

"Later, when I was with the Prim- 
rose & West Minstrels both Mr. Prim- 
rose and Mr. West objected to my use 
of the roll. I continued, however, and 
when I wrote 'Ida, Sweet as Apple Ci- 
der,' I wrote the selection with only 
the 'Wha, Wha' in mind. 

"Since then I have written a great 
many successes, some as big as 'Ida' 
was. Nearly all the numbers written 




RUSSELL and CHURCH. 

Say, "Don't be misled ; we are not going 
backward." 
IN VARIETY. WALT said: 

"At the Trevett, Chicago, Russell and 
Church displayed one of the cleverest and 
most entertaining 'sister acts' seen In these 
parts In many moons. Miss Church Is a 
dancer of rare versatility, sending across 
In five minutes a Dance of Nations' 
which must have embraced a dozen differ- 
ent styles. She's a pretty little tottle, too, 
graceful and blessed with a fetching stage 
prpsence. Miss Russell stands to the com- 
edy most effectually, changing costumes for 
characters and running the combination 
average well up. They gave the second 
half a bully start." 

IDA RUSSELL'S "tough" character Is among 
the cleverest comedy creations In vaudeville 
nnd maintains, with her other clever work the 
laughter element which predominates their* act 



by me and restricted for myself, have 
contained it." 

Asked where the idea for the sing- 
ing came from, Mr. Leonard said that 
when a youngster, his mother would 
rock him to sleep with a lullaby that 
sounded to him like "One morn-orn- 
ning whan-an the morn-orn-ning wha- 
ah break-ahn-ning." "The cooing of 
my mother's voice in that lullaby 
seemed to remain with me," added 
Mr. Leonard. "As I grew up I found 
myself singing the same way, and I 
gradually developed it until my pres- 
ent style became my own and — ap- 
parently — a standard one." 

Just now Mr. Leonard, recognized 
as one of the leading minstrel men of 
current times, is appearing with his 
wife (Mabel Russell) in vaudeville, 
which Mr. Leonard has chosen in pref- 
erence to the many offers received by 
him to head a blackface organization. 



VARIETY 



37 



AS TO GEO. M. COHAN 



BY BILLY GOULD. 



NO JEWELS AND SPANGLES 



BY RUBY LEONI. 



I have been asked, often, who is 
the most remarkable man in the the- 
atrical business. My answer is always 
the same, George M. Cohan. 

I know that, individually, there are 
better actors, better dancers, better 
musicians, better lyric writers, better 
managers, but as a composite body I 
find George M. Cohan by far the big- 
gest and best. 

I have had the pleasure of knowing 
George for a number of years. I have 
watched hie success as a comedian, 
writer and manager. That he has the 
remarkable gift of writing good things 
I have known for years. When in 
his teens he wrote such songs hits as 
"Venus," and one of the first big 
"coon" hits, called "She's the Warm- 
est Baby In the Bunch." 

The Cohan family did not come into 
great prominence until George start- 
ed writing their sketches. Then, for 
want of diversion he wrote successful 
sketches for Ed. Hayes ("The Wise 
Guy"), Walter Le Roy ("Hogan the 
Cab Man"), and one for Hallen and 
Fuller called "The Election Bet." 
Anything from Cohan's pen found a 
ready market and solid bookings. That 
he kept pace with current events and 
that he threw all musical comedy 
ideas of that time to the four winds 
was amply proven with "Little John- 
ny Jones," a new departure in its 
entirety. 

Success followed success for the llt- 



who gained his theatrical education 
and experience In the vaudeville field. 
A man who by his own endeavors with 
no outside aid has become three very 
important things theatrically. A big 
manager, actor and author. 

He is the only man, to my knowl- 
edge who has surpassed Edward Har- 
rigan's record. Stop and think what 
this genius does: he writes plays, 
words and music; produces the show; 
teaches the dancing; plays In the piece 
and in his own theatres. 

Twelve years ago George was play- 
ing in vaudeville. It is a remarkable 
career of a remarkable man. I really 
believe there Is not another parallel 
case in the history of the stage. 

The best of the whole is that he is 
the same honest, unassuming, char- 
itable young man he was in his early 
days. The extent of his charities is 
remarkable. His companies are filled 
with the children of actors and ac- 
tresses who played with him years 
ago. There are dozens of friends with 
weak lungs in the west who receive 
a weekly check from this vaudeville 
actor. How many people know that 
he paid $10,000 for a page in George 
Fuller Golden's book? Did any one, 
in the show business, ever do a like 
deed. 

My hat is off to George M. Cohan 
at any and all times. I am proud to 
be fortunate enough to call him my 
friend. I firmly believe I know one 
of the greatest men in the world in 




A GROUP IN AUSTRALIA. 

Snap-shotted by FRED GRAY (Gray and Graham) In Sydney Harbor, Aug. 17, '10. 

All In the picture are artists— and fishing. 

FRED KEATON, MR. GRAY and WILL LEWIS are those standing up; In the centre an- 
IOE WATERLIME, RUD1E URITLZ and the KREMO BROS.; In the lower row are .10 K 
SOLEY and GEO. OAUGHNEY. 



To dress for the stage, in my opin- 
ion, one must study their own indi- 
viduality and use their judgment ac- 
cordingly. 

I have been with "The Cracker- 
jacks" ever since it first sprang into 
life, twelve years ago. "Oh my," I 
can hear you say, "that Is a long time." 
Yes, it is,, and speaks well for my 
manager, Robert Manchester, and does 
it not speak well for me also? You 




tion. As a rule you will find the lead- 
ing woman in burlesque making three 
or four changes in the opening part, 
and as many in the closing burlesque. 
They try to have each costume more 
elaborate than the preceding one. I 
am wondering where we can draw tne 
line. We have all reached the limit 
of gorgeous costumes. Of course, not 
a little credit must be given the cos- 
tumer. I design my own gowns, but 
the costumer Is the one who must give 
the lines and fill In the little details. 

Burlesque has now reached a higher 
place, and I think we will have to 
turn to simplicity for a change. I see 
some wonderful new material, velvet 
roses and satin background. I think 
I will try it next season. 

It seems to me we will have to for- 
sake the gleam of jewels and the glit- 
ter of spangles, and find out our- 
selves if the public will like it as well. 



tie wonder. "George Washington, 
Jr.," "A Yankee Prince," "The Man 
Who Owns Broadway," and by far the 
best of his many good things "Get 
Rich Quick Walllngford." 

In George M. Cohan we find a man 



knowing him. There are none bet- 
ter, brainier or more charitable. 

If the old adage, Do unto others 
as you would have them do unto you, 
comes true, George M. Cohan's path . 
should be carpeted with roses. 



RUBY LEONI, 

leading Lady with BOB MANCHESTER'S 
"CRACKER JACKS." 



know the old saying, "A rolling stone 
gathers no moss." 

In all that time I seem always to 
have been cast for a part calling for 
gorgeous costumes and endeavoring 
to live up to the part, I have gained 
a reputation for being one of the best- 
dressed women on the stage. 

The trouble with some very clever 
women is that they do not think 
enough of their personal appearance 
before the footlights. They rely on 
their talent to carry them through. 
It does in a way, but if they would 
realize that with their talent and 
dainty dresses they would have every- 
thing in their favor, it would mean 
as big a success again, and success 
means higher salary. 

I always try to use a color scheme 
in gowns that is becoming to me. One 
fault of burlesque managers is that 
they fail to study harmony for en- 
sembles. They do not stop to con- 
sider whether the girls will look well 
in a particular style or color, and I 
think one's appearance is half the bat- 
tle. I never, under any circumstance, 
wear blue on the stage, I am a decided 
brunette. I also think every woman 
should take advantage of every point 
in her favor. 

The people patronizing burlesque 
want something pleasing to look at. I 
really think I can say, without being 
egotistical, that the best dressed wo- 
men on the stage are to be found in 
burlesque, especially when one takes 
into consideration the number of 
gowns that are worn in. one produc- 



THE ACTORS' FU NIK 

In a communication the writer says: 
"The Actors' Fund of America is a 
charity organization of about 40,000 
members, who, according to circum- 
stances, may be eligible to apply to 
the Fund for financial assistance. The 
Fund has its corresponding secretaries 
and physicians in all parts of the land, 
and the impoverished sick ever re- 
ceive good care, the deceased respect- 
able Interment. 

"The revenues of the Fund are 
gradually but surely decreasing, while 
Its expenditures are increasing, and 
every year there is an alarming de- 
ficit. Out of the many thousands 
eligible to Invoke the Fund's aid, at 
least 30,000 should be paying Into 
the treasury of that Fund $2%a year 
per capita, and thus rendering it no 
longer necessary to appeal to the gen- 
eral public for financial support and 
through fairs, benefits and various 
contributors. 

"Everyone, whether professional or 
non-professional, can assist the Fund 
in maintaining the Actors' Fund Home 
and become either a donor, on pay- 
ment of $100 per annum, a patron 
for $25 or a member at $10. 

"For two dollars a year (not four 
rents a week) and no initiation fee to 
become an annual member. For fifty 
dollars one may become a life mem- 
ber with nothing more to pay. 

"The Fund has already paid out 
more than a million dollars In caring 
for the needy ones In the aiiniscinciit 
field of this country. 

"All communications should be ;ni 
dressed to the Fund's assist ;mt. s«-< re 
tary at the Actors' Fund rooms in the 
Gaiety theatre building, in o.i Ia n . ma 
46th street, N«-w York (•'.•• 



The Tom I>uvies 'I i .. i MuMTing In 
Mid Air") lm\. '■ •• ■ ' :■■• 'I !•:■' '<i (, k 
De Freee of !.'" !■ ■> '" ■ ;•'" "' on t h«- 
opening bill "' ■ ' ''" ' ''-v-ino I)''' 1 - 
11. The ;-■ :• ■■•■» ;■: ; •'■ «-ds to Bor- 
deaux to »".: r ''■< 11' urogram at 
the Alli;i M' 1 "' ■: r; '* l-'rt nrli 'oua 
Jan 1. 



3« 



VARIETY 



THE OLD MINSTREL'S BENEFIT REFLECTIONS OF A "DRUNK" 



BY J. A. MUKPHY. 

(MURPHY AND WILLARD) 



BY BILLIE REEVES. 



Au old minstrel, who was incapaci- 
tated by a complication of ailments, 
lived in a western city. With the 
usual improvidence of his class, he 
had made no provision for the prover- 
bial rainy day, so was obliged to turn 
his attention to the manufacture of 
little cardboard novelties in order to 
live. 

He found a fairly good sale for 
these articles, and being of a cheerful 
disposition did not complain. But one 
day a breezy young comedian came to 
town with a show. He made the old 
man's acquaintance, learned consider- 
able of his history and at once pro- 
posed to arrange a benefit perform- 
ance for him. The old man did not 
think very favorably of the proposi- 
tion; said he was practically unknown 
In the town; most of his friends who 
were living and remembered him were 
en the road with different companies 
and only came his way at rare inter- 
vals. 

The younger generation knew noth- 
ing of him, as he had retired before 
many of them had started in; be- 
sides, he was not able to get about 
enough to give the undertaking the 
attention it- required. 

The promoter silenced all these ob- 
jections by saying. "Leave it all to me. 
I'll fix this thing up and fix it right. 
1 can get the resident manager to let 
us have the theatre for the night, and 



I'll set a bunch of volunteers that will 
pull the whole town in. Our show 
closes in three weeks. We have to 
come through here to get back to 
New York and can stop over easy as 
not. Why, our whole show will vol- 
unteer and we can get people from 
all the other troupes that are in town 
that week. You can go on and do 
a turn yourself. Do some old time 
act. It will go great. The people are 
hungry for that old gravy now and no 
one is doing it. Get some one to do 
straight for you. I'll do it myself! 
Better come and stop at our hotel. 
You will meet more show people there 
and have a chance to work it up. I'll 
get the landlord to make you a good 

rate " 

So he bustled around and ordered a 
lot of three-sheet posters naming a 
long list of volunteers, his own name 
at the top in very large type. He 
had five thousand window cards print- 
ed with a half tone portrait of the 
old minstrel. He sent for two thou- 
sand stock lithographs, advertised in 
all the daily papers. Saw the land- 
lord and made a very low rate at 
the hotel (settlement to be made after 
the benefit). The manager of the 
theatre said he coull have the house 
for a night after the regular sea- 
son closed. The orchestra and stage 
hands promptly volunteered, in fact, 
(Continued on page 85.) 




When it comes to writing I know 
that I will never win any literary 
medals or receive any library awards 
from Andrew Carnegie, but I can't 
refrain from giving a few happy ex- 
pressions why America and I have 
hooked up as such close, inseparable 
chums. 



White Rat, a Comedy Club member 
and a Green Room Club member, and 
have high hopes of joining the New 
York Lodge of Elks (thanks to Harry 
Mock).; because I can earn more 
money here and spend more than I 
could in the Old Country; because 
Mr. Flo Ziezfeld, Jr., always finds 
something for me to do, and I am 




VIOLINSKY. 

Is the possessor of a musical novelty entirely different from anything In vaudeville. 

Violln8ky, aided and ahbetted by an upright piano, a violin and an amount of 
"temperament," simply walks out on the stage and begins to play. He gives us a 
touch of classical "stuff" Just to let us know that he can dD It If he wants to and 
then he jumps Into rag time. And, oh such rag time! It oozeB from his fingers, It 
falls all over Itself, climbing out of those strings, and when It finally spreads Itself 
around the auditorium it begins to have a visible effect upon Vlollnsky's hearers. 
Thoroughly iuoculated with the rag time germ In this manner the young man 
seats himself at the piano and proceeds to show how It Is done with the ivories 
and then. Just for a little recreation, he does the novel stunt of playing a piano 
and a violin at the same time and a few other simple little things— simple for 
Violinsky. 



KELLEY and WENTWORTH 

HAL KELLEY and FLO WKXTWORTH are plnvlng a route of the WESTERN VAUDE- 
VILLE MANAGERS ASSOCIATION this season with "THE VILLAGE LOCKUP," which h»s 
proven one of the stron>?esi playlets ever presented on that time. 

"THE VILLAGE LOCKUP" Is Kpoken of as th.' leading pastoral sketch in vaudeville. The 
dramatic crltltt agree that more capable players could not be secured for the roles. Special 
rccnery adds to the attrwtivc ness of the offering. 

KELLEY and WENTWORTH will invade the east next scassn and the prediction itf widely 
madto that they will at once talic tb.Hr place as the fdrVmo^t playVrt In thtffr MB9. 



I like America because I am al- 
ways working and always hustling 
with one of the biggest organizations 
in the business. I own land at Beech- 
hurst, Long Island, Westhampton, in 
the County of Suffolk, Smithtown, 
and there is one street in Smithtown 
named after me; because my brother 
Alf is doing well and that I have 
more friends here than in England; 
because I am recognized as the "orig- 
inal drunken swell" of Karno's 
"Night In An English Music Hall." 
which started me on the waves of 
popularity and success in America. 

I like America because I am a 



grateful to Mr. George M. Cohan for 
presenting my wife with a gold medal 
on the Actors' Fund Field Day. 

I like America because I am owed 
more money here 'than any other 
place in the world; because I met my 
biggest pal in friendship, F. S. Lyon 
of California, now a retired actor; 
because Mr. A. L. Erlanger and Mr. 
Frank McKee always boost me and 
Julian Mitchell is always there with 
the glad mitt. 

I like America because so many 
people have been good to me, and 
for that reason I am grateful to them 
all. 



VARIETY 



39 



DOES ADVERTISING PAY 



BY LONEY HASKELL. 



Nine times out of ten when vaude- 
villians are together discussing this, 
that and the other thing, the conver- 
sation drifts into the subject of adver- 
tising. Does it pay? Is it worth the 
expenditure? Is there any direct bene- 
fits to be obtained? Do managers see 
your advertisements or only perform- 
ers, etc., etc.? 

Let's talk it over. Compare your- 
self to the proprietor of a store. You 
run your store. Your act is your 
store. Your material is your stock 
on hand. Your salesmanship is the 
method of selling your goods. Your 
ability is your knack of winning and 
holding good opinion; your magnet- 
ism is your personality. Your success 
is your best advertisement and all suc- 
cessful business men — advertise. 

In the last few years the vaudeville 
business has become so gigantic, so 
extensive, so varied and so complex 
that in order for the artist to keep his 
or her name prominently before, and 
in touch with, the different circuits, 
and all the great army employed in 
this and all branches of theatricals, 
a certain amount of publicity is ab- 
solutely necessary. 

As the business expanded, so the 
theatrical journals increased. At the 
present time advertising if indulged 
in at all is as an important factor to 
your vocation as life insurance is to 
your beneficiaries and the expense con- 
nected therewith is a matter for you 
to study, and since we all know the 
real advertising medium to employ 
is to deliver the goods on the stage. 
The average vaudevillian will say 
"managers know me, audiences know 
me, look at so and so, he never ad- 
vertises, receives, a large salary, fea- 




KELLY and LAFFERTY. 

Electric Singing and Dancing Sparks 

Playing SULLIVAX-CONSIDINE CIRCUIT. 

Direction. NORMAN JEFFERIES, Philadelphia. 



tured on every bill and they never 
advertise." 

Do a good act and it will adver- 
tise itself. True, probably the same 
people who are not advertising now 
did their share in the days gone by; 



these same people have struggled for 
years, delivering the goods to reach 
their present positions and are so thor- 
oughly established that they have 
passed the stage where they have to 
exploit their every little movement; 
yet I notice whenever these same peo- 
ple have anything new to offer, any- 
thing special to announce, they are 
the first to seek the advertising col- 
umns. 

Now, mind you, 1 am not boost- 
ing any advertising medium, just talk- 
ing business facts. Judicious adver- 
tising is the backbone of your act. 
Nothing succeeds like success. 'Cake 
some of the most successful artVsts 
who will argue they do not need i to 
advertise; they are sufficiently well 
known without it, yet you will find 
the wise ones constantly keep their 
names before the public and the man- 
agers so as to hold on to their grip 
and standing they have made for them- 
selves. 

They do it either by paid adver- 
tising or because they have what is 
known in newspaper circles as the nose 
for news, supplying the press with 
items and stories of real news 
interest. But, mark you, no amount 
of advertising will make your act any 
better, no amount of advertising will 
convince a manager that you are good 
when he believes the contrary. 

Every sane person knows a foolish 
advertisement is money wasted. If 
you have anything to say, say it on 
the level, tell the truth, don't adver- 
tise exaggerated or inflated salaries 
unless you want to bring a laugh, 
though comedy "ads" are worth while 
if the comedy is not too rough. 

Advertising your criticisms is all 
very well in its way, though they are 
seldom read by others, yet they make 
good copy. We all receive good no- 
tices some times and somewheres in 
our careers and some times we receive 
bad ones (press agents write both 
kinds). Write your ads to attract 
attention if possible, and get yourself 
talked about legitimately. But do 
not expect to fill next week unless you 
hustle also. 

How about the act that leaves New 
York for thirty or forty weeks, say on 
the Orpheum Circuit? Every house 
they play they start "riots," cause 
"knockouts," make speeches. Suppose 
you are a recognized standard es- 
tablished act and always make good 
with few exceptions and you are per- 
fectly satisfied with yourself. You 
return to New York. In the mean- 
time conditions have changed; new 
managers and new faces have sprung 
up; new circuits are forming; new- 
agents are here, l here and every- 
where; new office boys who have never 
heard of you, greet you with stony 
stares. 

Outside of a few old friends you 
find in order to get desirable bookings 
you are compelled to take what you 
ran get to "show your act" over again. 
"Hello," says this one and that t.ue, 
"where have you been, with a bur- 
lesque show? In Europe on the S. 



& C. time or Pantages? or hiding 
away in some picture houses?" "No, 
sir, I just played with immense suc- 
cess on the greatest, best managed 
and moat respected circuit in the 
world. I ought to have no trouble 
in booking around here, 1 am a new 
face and my goods are practically 
new." 



also the calibre of the solicitors. If 
anyone comes to you with a threat or 
a hold-up to buy a good notice at the 
expense of an ad, throw that party 
out of your sight. All the good no- 
tices in the world will not bring you 
a dollar if you are a frost and will 
not improve your act any. 

We are a sensitive bunch, and yet 




ART ADAIR. 

From a clown in the circus ring ART ADAIR entered vaudeville with a character nionolog, 
musical act and brief acrobitlc display combined. This is his second season on the stage and 
the merit of his offerinK bears the testimony of a solid season s booking in the middle west. 

Adair started with the old time one-ring shows, his rlnsi engagement being with R. W. 
Weldon's Show. In subsequent seasons he appeared us clown, musician, gymnast, acrobat, 
singer and dancer with Holland & McMahon. li.ack Dros.. Forepaugh &. Samuels, Main & Sar- 
gent, J. H. La Pearl ; in Mexico with the Orrin liros. ; in Cuba with Tony Lowuude ; In Europe 
with LTarnum & Uailey ; three seasons with Rlngllng Dros., a season with Forepaugh-Scllfi. and 
four seasons with the Hagenback-Wallace Shows. 

Throughout his circus career he bore the nick-name of •HANK SPONtJ," which N stlll clings 
to him. 



Do you mean to tell me, if that act 
did not continually advertise the name 
before the necessary people that your 
success would be known all over the 
world. A good time to advertise is 
when you are successful. It helps you 
to get good billing; it helps press 
agents to get a line on you and write 
good advance copy, etc. Some man- 
agers will tell you you don't have to 
advertise, we know you. That's true, 
but they, the cute fellows, advertise 
their bills in the papers; let them stop 
doing this and see if their business 
will keep up. They are supposed to 
be good showmen; therefore, you be a 
good showman, too; and if you know 
of any tricks to pull off, don't hesi- 
tate. 

Your business representative, (once 
upon a time known as agent), though 
he may not know it, unconsciously is 
only an advertising medium for you. 
He tells the busy manager what you 
are doing, but that agent has also 
other fish to fry. Possibly you are 
still in the ocean, floundering around 
waiting to be caught, so you can land 
high and dry. 

With the methods of securing adver- 
tisements I have nothing to say. Prob- 
ably there is room for improvement 
in the direction of soliciting ads, and 



a bad notice should act as a tonic; 
let it brace you up. It may be only 
one person's opinion. We cannot 
please everybody, but perhaps that bad 
notice contains a kernel of truth. Be 
wise and profit thereby and that one 
bad notice may get you two good 
notices and these two good notices 
may get you a split week; who knows? 

Advertise on your merits only; set 
aside a certain amount of your income 
for advertising purposes, charge it to 
profit and loss if you feel so inclined. 

Vaudeville is no longer harum, 
scarum. It is serious business and 
a hard taskmaster. New talent is 
sprouting everywhere. If you want 
to keep alive, let your brother and 
sister professionals know all about 
you; they are interested in you the 
same as you are Interested in them, 
unless you have too much money in 
the bank and don't rare what li-cmnes 
of you. 

If you wish to keep in the band- 
wagon obtain all Mi- publicity you 
can. Be a l»u iii'-s man or woman. 
Sometimes it !. ■'. i;»)od ;is tHlel't, but 
if you arc lonUm.- for ;:. f wo hun- 
dred per cent, ntum on y«iir adver- 
tising invst news. (i» n't advertise. 
Belter pu ; ' • •:• f . . * i n ■ \- in carpet-cov- 
ered ta'-l:. 



40 



VARIETY 



A TRIP TO ENGLAND 

BY VARDON, PERRY AND WILBER. 



A LOT OF "SOWERQUYS" 



Regarding our trip to England we 
have decided to give some of the plain 
facts regarding conditions as we ac- 
tually found them. 

When you have settled dates for 
England and have every certainty of 
fulfilling them, it is necessary to set 
about making arrangements for the 
ocean journey without any delay. In 
this it is more to your advantage 



money. THERE ARE NO BAGGAGE 
CHECKS IN THE BRITISH ISLES. 

Don't get excited in England; you 
are wasting time. 

Railroad fare is the same; about 
two cents a mile. By joining the 
Music Hall Artists' Railway Associa- 
tion all artists are allowed a three- 
quarter fare on all railroads. Can you 
imagine this in America? 




-•«•-»— BYERS and HERMANN. 

The "big time" vaudeville circuits have carried "THE CLOWNS DREAM" as a feature act 
for the past six years, ever since PARK BYERS and GEO. HERMANN formed their present 
partnership. 

They have changed the style of the act three times, always retaining one general formation, 
but introducing HERMANN'S contortions and BYERS' clowning as the main elements In the 
act 

Special scenery frames the turn suitable for any place on a vaudeville program, running 
from an opening in "one" to full stage. 

With the exception of a few weeks on the road with a show of their own, BYERS and HER- 
MANN have played exclusively the UNITED TIME and its affiliations, including the ORPHEUM 
CIRCUIT. 



(you will find) to secure with both 
hands and feet if possible your state- 
room on board ship and try and fix it 
near midship. Failing in this, get 
near "forard." 

Have some money changed before 
leaving or on the boat and study it 
well, as English coinage is very con- 
fusing to an American. Then when 
you think you know all about it buy 
something when you get over and 
see how little you do know. 

Probably your first stopping place 
is the most American town in Eng- 
land, Liverpool. You can hop right 
on to London from there without 
as much as changing your mind, for a 
train awaits the voyager alongside the 
landing stage. 

England is well off for railways and 
the trains travel on Sundays. There 
arc three classes, first, second and 
third. Nearly everybody travels third. 
The first class is mostly used by mil- 
lionaires and newly married couples. 
If you happen into a smoker, God help 
you, for you all know what a smell 
oozes from a good old juicy pipe, and 
the Englishman is an Invariable smok- 
er of the pipe. 

It is wise to look after your own 
baggage (luggage) as no one around 
is particularly anxious to do so for 
you unless they suspect you've got 




FRED DUPREZ, 

A young comedian who, through perseverance 
the stlcktoltlveoeHs, has placed himself amongst 
the leaders of present day monologlsts. 

Now playing the ORPHEUM CIRCUIT. 



Hotels as known In America are 
very scarce, bar London, Manchester 
and Liverpool. The majority of the 
(Continued on page 83.) 



If Jack-of-All-Trades and mas- 
ter of none meant anything in quali- 
fying for a stage career, then an as- 
pirant for histrionic glory out In San 
Francisco should be able to anchor 
high and dry in the profession. In 
a letter to the manager of the Ameri- 
can theatre there, the writer says 
he worked in a theatre when he was 
fifteen years old, but thought it best 
to become acquainted with other lines 
of work. He started out, and in his 
letter relates he was in turn a cow- 
boy, miner, carpenter, fisherman, 
laborer on a railroad, painter, paper- 
hanger, plumber and had worked in 
a candy store, a picture establishment, 
oq a chicken and dairy ranch, in a 
garden and had done "some other 
uork around the world." 

Continuing the writer says in bold 
English: "Now, I work in this city 
as a night watchman and fireman. 



it on a piece of wite paper. I play 

the drum with my finger. I will 

be a good idea if you nead a 

watchman you could give the job 

to me." ^ 

In conclusion he adds that he isn't 

looking for high wages and that he 

is not crazy about the girls. He says 

if the job is tendered him that he 

must have a month's notice, as he 

would like to "go to school and do 

some practice and get ready with his 

clothes." 

The man's record goes Kyrle Bel- 
lew one better. His encounter with 
the safe robber should land him 
in some museum if he never goes any 
higher in the business. 

An unsophisticated, stage-struck 
girl writes from one of the New Eng- 
land states (spelling and punctuation 
not guaranteed) asking as to the man- 




MURPHY and WILLARD and CO. 

Who are presenting "ADAM SOWERQUYS TROUBLES" In vaudeville. 
MR. MURPHY appears as "Adam"; MISS WILLARD as "Millie Lanude," and EDDY 
MARTYN is the "Co." 



I work for this company for over 
three years and have a first class ref- 
erence. I fight a pistol duel with a 
safe cracker the 17th of December, 
1908, at night. So you see I am ac- 
quainted with most anything. Now I 
will be glad to work in the show and 
learn my bread and butter with with- 
out work 14 hours avery night like 
I got to work now. 

"Nothing will scare me, I can 
act or perform any kind of per T 
formance. I can play the accor- 
deon. I speech English, Italian 
and some Spanish. I sing for 
Italian, too; I am a good bass. If 
I wanted to talk like a lady I 
put a lady dress on and you do 
not know the difference; every- 
body will think I am a lady. 

"Am a fun-producing clown. I 
can make a beautiful picture out 
of 7 or 8 pieces of rag by placing 



ner in which to proceed in procur- 
ing an engagement in vaudeville. 

The missive speaks for itself, as 
follows: 

"I can dance and am good one 
in play for I am engage often in 
frenche play in my home town in 
boy part so I can do that part all 
right if you can give me some ad- 
vise for engagement or if you can 
be good to give me some play for 
2 a boy and girl that make boy 
part. I wich you be kingly to 
answer to them for sence 4 years 
old I wen on the stage .... I will 
waite for answer for next Satur- 
day and tell me what II get to do 
I hope u you will give a good 
answer." 

The writer says she is 18 years old, 
has brown hair, a red and white com- 
plexion and blue eyes, and closes up 
(Continued on page 89.) 



VARIETY 



4i 



ODDS AND ENDS 



BY LEE HARRISON. 



Dick Bernard is known as "the ac- 
tor plunger." Dick will bet on any- 
thing from a prize fight to a rain 
storm. 



"Issy" Ward threatens to return to 
the stage. 



Frank Daniels has a Shetland pony 
ranch at Rye Beach. 



Mike Simon has a summer and win- 
ter home at Hammerstein's. 

Al H. Woods reads more plays than 
any other producing manager. 



Robert Edeson owns one of the 
largest farms on Long Island. 



May Irwin was the first actress to 
purchase one of the Thousand Islands. 



DeWolf Hopper is the biggest base- 
ball fan in the theatrical profession 



Raymond Hitchcock bought an in- 
terest in a cigar store on Broadway. 



Francis Wilson is conceded to be 
the richest comedian on the American 
stage. 



Eddie Foy has the largest family 
of any comedian. Eddie has eight 
children. 



Mark A. Luescher has the reputa- 
tion of being the best press agent in 
America. 



Max Rogers has returned to the 
stage again. He says this time he 
will stay. 



George Ade spends seven months 
out of every year on his farm at 
Brook, Ind. 



Robert Hilliard is reported the best 
single handed pinochle player in the 
profession. 



Johnny Stanley says all a star needs 
is a good play and a big audience 
every night. 



Maurice Levi says that some day he 
will promote a home for old and dis- 
abled musicians. 



Blanche Bates owns several orange 
groves in California, and has never 
eaten an orange. 



Joe Weber made the smallest pro- 
duction, "The Climax," with four peo- 
ple in the cast. 



George M. Cohan, like the late 
Clyde Fitch, claims that his biggest 
success is "girls." 



Sarah Bernhardt has played more 
farewell American tours than any 
other foreign actress. 



Victor Herbert besides being a great 
composer is also one of the best 'cello 
players in the country. 



Sam Harris had a race horse nam- 
ed after him once. Sam confided to 
me that once was enough. 



Lillian Russell is a firm believer in 
Christian Science. In the last ten 
years she has not missed a perform- 
ance through illness. 



Rose Stahl never plays a city that 
she does not altend a vaudeville per- 
formance during the week. 



Flora Parker 6ays that she will 
never again appear on a stage as long 
as her husband (Carter De Haven) is 
able to work. 



Andrew Mack is the biggest favor- 
ite in Australia of any American ac- 
tor who ever visited there. 



Adeline Genee's last year on the 
stage. The great dancer is happily 




MABEL CAREW 

SINGING COMEDIENNE. 
In Vaudeville. 
Wishes everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 



Richard Carle says that his new 
musical show, "Jumping Jupiter," is 
no relation to Halley's Comet. 



married and will make her future 
home in London. 



Valeska Surutt has threatened sev- 
eral times to open a dress making 
establishment on Fifth avenue. 



Corse Payton makes a speech be- 
tween the acts of every performance 
lie plays. If the audience do not call 
for it, the ushers do. 



Louis Mann has the greatest and 
funniest collection of hats of any 
man in the theatrical profession. 



David Warfleld owns more flat- 
houses and is interested in more mov- 
ing picture theatres than any actor. 



Billy Gould, "the millionaire," de- 
nies emphatically that he is in any 
way related to George Gould "The 
Coster Singer." 



Lew Field* made the biggest musi- 
cal production of last year, "The Mid- 
night Sons," employing nearly 300 
people. 

John T. Kelly is the founder of 
Klmhurst, L. I. John has declined 
for five years steady to run for mayor 
of the town. 



Alice Lloyd has become a greater 
favorite over here socially and pro- 
fesionally than any other foreign vau- 
deville artist. 



Carter De Haven says he is going 
to name his new son, Al. But sup- 
pose it is a girl? "Then I shall name 
it Alice,* replied Carter. 



Sam Bernard says his posters read 
"He Came From Milwaukee." "Not 
so," says Sam. "I came from Birm- 
ingham, England." 



John Drew had one of those gen- 
erously good nickel cigars named aft- 
er him, but admits he has never smok- 
ed one. 



year. Miss Held remarked one day, 
"If I like it I will lay off for a cou- 
ple of years more." 



Harry Clay Barney gave the first 
professional matinee that had been 
given in Baltimore in 12 years. Oct. 
6 was the date. 

Nat Goodwin has a ranch near Los 
Angeles. During his vacation he 
rounds up cattle and cuts up all sorts 
of capers in real cowboy fashion. 



Marie Dressier once threatened to 
make England her home, but after "she 
produced a play and leased a theatre 
in London, changed her mind. 



Charles Bigclow told me every 
Christmas he receives no less than 
from ten to thirty combs and hair 
brushes. 



Ethel Barrymore has deserted so- 
ciety and spends all of her "out of 
the theatre spare time" with her 
daughter, who is a year and a half 
old. 



Mary Anderson, Maggie Mitchell 
;ind Lotta were the only three rich 
American actresses who retired from 
the stage in the height of their suc- 
cess. 



Jack and Nora Bayes-Norworth 

hive a brown stone four-story house 
on West End avenue, two automo- 
biles, a summer home at Atlantic City 
and an aeroplane. 



Barney Bernard has a record of 
reaching the theatre earlier and 
spends more time in his dressing 
room than any other American com- 
edian. 



Eva Tanguay has the reputation of 
never counting her money. The other 
day she went to her bank, looked 
into the vault, took a train for Phila- 
delphia and laughed at the mint. 



Kosher Item — On Oct. 6, at Ker- 
nan's Hotel, Baltimore, I saw Carter 
De Haven, Al H. Woods, Barney Ber- 
nard, Al Fields and Dave Lewis eat- 
ing Smithfleld Virginia ham. At an- 
other table sat Andy Rice and Al Her- 
ford fighting a bunch of pig's feet. 




Anna Held is resting in Paris for a 



GOKfx.s and KKYS, 

Colored K"'' "> r r ^ (.'tv.. r the Man;igemont of 
■; UK i ^\ CASKY HO. 



42 



VARIETY 



THE MAN WHO CAN COME BACK 



Ity FRED IRWIN. 



If there is one person in the world 
who can "come back" and not only 
produce the goods but coin money in 
the bargain, it is the show manager. 
If Dame Fortune does not smile on 
his first offering, and even the second 
may fall by the wayside, the third, if 
his perseverance remains unflagged, 
may be the biggest thing in years. The 
returns will keep the bankers work- 
ing overtime to give the money rest- 
ing room in their vaults. 

Again, if he does not find vaudeville 
or burlesque to his liking and the fates 
are against his venture in one or the 
other, he can switch to another field 
of amusement and the chances are 
that he can put over a winiftr. I have 
played the circus game, switched to 
the variety or vaudeville end, and fin- 
ally dipped into burlesque with re- 
sults. 

My career has been one full of 
travels and experiences. Perhaps it 
may astonish many of those unfamiliar 
with my early life to know that 1 was 
a performer and worked as an acrobat 
and gymnast for some years before 
breaking into the managerial and pro- 
ducing business. I am a native of 
Buffalo, and it was there in the early 
seventies that I became associated as 
an actor with Dan Shelby. I later 
appeared in various variety houses and 
during the following summer 1 joined 
Professor Hamilton's New York Circus 
at Orwell, O., working in the ring as 
a gymnast. 

In the winter 1 went south with 
Frank Stowe's steamboat circus, play- 
ing in different cities along the water 
ways. At Donaldsville, Va., I left 
Stowe and journeyed to New Orleans, 
where I appeared in a few variety 
halls and then landed in Cincinnati. 
Later I went to Laysville, where I join- 
ed the Dan Rice and William Stowe 
shows. This was a wagon outfit. Over- 
land we traveled up through Pennsyl- 
vania, Ohio, and on to New York state. 
Then we worked back through Penn- 
sylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Ark- 
ansas and on down through Alabama, 
then proceeding by rail to New Or- 
leans. From that city we started up 
the Mississippi to Natchez where the 
season closed. 

While the show was en route to 
Cairo, the steamboat carrying the 
horses and most of the people, caught 
fire. All the animals and some of the 
show people lost their lives. Stowe, 
his wife and family were among those 
who went down with the boat. For- 
tunately I wasn't aboard at the time. 
Dan Rice barely escaped with his life. 

At Cincinnati I joined the John Rob- 
inson show and went to California 
with it. Came back during 1883 and 
joined George Castle's Celebrities. My 
brother, Charles L. Irwin, who died 
four years ago, and I appeared twice 
on the program. Frank Charvat was 
manager and John Russel stage man- 
ager. Our bill then had the Smith 
Sisters, Russell Brothers (John and 
James), in white and black charac- 
ter changes; Madge Alston, clog dan- 
cer; Hawkins and Collins, comedians; 
Llllio Ellis, serio-comic; the Scamons 



(Charles O. and Gertie), musical 
sketch; Winstanley Brothers, dancers; 
j' nd my brother and myself. Our aft-, 
erpiece was entitled "Two Orphans or 
the Cripple in Indianapolis," in which 
the Russell brothers were featured. 

It was one of the first combina- 
tions of that character ever offered. 
I remained with the show until the 
( lose of the season when I rejoined 
the John Robinson shows and again 
went with it on its California trip. In 
San Francisco I parted company with 
the "white tops" and stayed in 'Frisco 
all that winter. 

My next engagement was with Den- 
by's Trans-Continental wagon show, 
which hit the rocks at Portland, Ore. 
I lett the show shortly before It went 
to pieces. I then joined W. W. Cole's 
circus in San Francisco and came back 
east with it. I later became a mem- 
ber of Austin's Australian Novelty 



to burlesque. It was no secret then 
that variety didn't pay. 

Suffice to say that I "came back" 
and more than "cleaned up" finan- 
cially on my burlesque venture. It 
was the first season that the five Bar- 
rison Sisters were creating a sensation 
in New York. With my burlesque 
show later, I put two in the field and 
kept then\ there to big profit; 1 went 
right back over the same route on 
which my variety organization had 
failed to net and the receipts were as- 
tonishingly large. 

My first burlesque show comprised 
five acts. There were no chorus men 
those days, but we carried twelve 
chorus girls. An afterpiece was pro- 
duced in which Al. Shean was my 
principal comedian. He played Ger- 
man roles and played them well. The 
ncjfes were furnished by the Manhat- 
tan Four, consisting of Messrs. Shean, 
Williams, Mack and Curtis (Sam Cur- 
tis is now in vaudeville with his own 
act), Howard and Emerson, Tom and 
Jessie Leo, Billy Macart and Dane and 
Horn. The principal feminine roles 




LLKN A* CORKL.L.I E<* 




The Talking Comedy Acrobatic Act— In One 



MULLEN and CORELLI. 

The cartoonist has caught a good idea of GEO. MULLEN and ED. CORELLI in their 
make-up for the comedy acrobatic act which they present in "one." 

Only a few acrobats can lay claim to being talking comedians as well, and this distinction 
falls worthily to MR. MULLEN. He has an original method in all he does, and his "patter" 
is framed up along witty lines, provoking laughter by new methods of delivery and style. 

The acrobatic features of the specialtv are presented with dash and neatness, including 
a round of "stunts," difficult and original, and with a show of expertness few in their line 
equal. 



Company, and we toured the variety 
halls. 

A memorable engagement then fol- 
lowed with a circus owned and per- 
sonally managed by Charlie W. Davis. 
We traveled by rail to New Orleans. 
I was in another part of the city when 
word was brought to me that Davis 
had shot his wife. I went to his hotel 
room where I found both Davis and 
his wife lying cold in death. Davis 
had shot her straight through the 
heart and had then blown out his 
brains. That ended the show. 

A trip to Pensacola, Fla., resulted 
in my joining the Forepaugh & Sam- 
uels' circus, and I remained with that 
show ten months. A new era dawned 
for me as 1 became general manager 
of the show. When the circus start- 
ed south I quit it at Columbus, O., 
as I did not care for the trip. 

1 returned to Buffalo and organized 
my own show, calling it Irwin Bros.' 
Big Show. That same winter, Irwin 
Bros. 's Big Specialty Company also 
sprang into existence. We kept that 
show going until 1893 when I shifted 



were looked after by Madeline Mar- 
shall, Kitty Gordon, Ida Howard, Jos- 
sie Chatman and Lillian Dane. 

It was my good fortune to place 
some of the best known entertainers 
of today before the public. While 
the list is large I will only mention 
a few in passing. Kolb and Dill (now 
separated) were "discovered" in 
Cleveland. George Sydney was an- 
other. Lottie Gilson was also in my 
fold. In the early days she received 
$30 a week. After a season in my 
employ her salary went skieing to 
$125. In those days such a salary 
«\s Miss Gilson received was considered 
unusually high for a single artist. 

I continued in burlesque and this 
season there are two of my shows on 
the Eastern Burlesque Whcl. I^nst 
season I had three. Next season I 
may not have any, for I think I know 
where there is a whole lot of gold 
beneath the ground. I am going to 
try to dig it up, commencing with 
next summer. If I do. I will have 
"come back" in another way. If I 
don't, I will "come back" anyway. 



THE LEADER. 
By William GoUld. 

How often have you left the stage 
and blamed the leader for your fail- 
ure? It happens every week. He 
took the tempo too slow or too fast; 
he played one chorus instead of two; 
he didn't pick up your cue quickly 
enough. 

1 have heard the poor leader called 
everything from a bonehead to a jack- 
ass — and why? Simply because he 
forgot something. Then, again, per- 
haps he didn't forget. It was the 
audience that forgot — to laugh or ap- 
plaud. At any rate, blame it onto 
the leader. 

Did you ever consider what a leader 
has to do at a Monday performance? 
Do you think you could remember 
everything asked of a leader on a 
Monday morning? If you think you 
can, come around and bet me. 

Stop and dissect the situation. 
There are eight or nine acts on the 
bill. The leader must remember every 
cue and tempo, and he must mem- 
orize all the show in a two-hour re- 
hearsal. Could you do it? 

There is but one thing you can hold 
a leader accountable for. That is 
bad playing and discords. 

1 never pass comment on a leader 
on "Mondays." If he gets through 
my specialty without a mistake 1 
know that leader has a great mem- 
ory. 

Great musicians don't make good 
leaders for me. Give me the leader 
with a good retentive memory. 



AX OKLAHOMA HOLD-UP. 

Although the palmy days when the 
James boys and the Younger brothers 
robbed stage coaches, banks and rail- 
way trains, and incidentally indulged 
in a lot of gunplay on the side, have 
become nothing more than a memory 
in the west, there are some show peo- 
ple who think that there is an un- 
necessary process of separating travel- 
ers and their money in the state of 
Oklahoma now in vogue. Gus Ed- 
wards' "School Boys and Girls" and 
Billy and Marie Hart went through 
an unusual experience while riding 
from Dallas, Tex., to Duluth, Minn., 
some time ago. Albert Frank, Frank 
Alvin, the Gordon brothers and Billy 
Hart engaged in a friendly game of 
cards in the smoker when two rural 
minions of the law stopped the game 
on the grounds that the state law of 
Oklahoma was being violated. 

The deputy sheriff said a justice of 
the peace was on the train and that 
by paying fines the players could pro- 
ceed to Minnesota without delay. After 
much talking pro and con, the boys 
were fined five dollars and costs. 

While Hart excused himself to .visit 
another part of the train there was 
a stop along the line and the upshot 
was that Chester Robinson, who had 
charge, shelled out $4 8 for the four 
boys. A receipt was given them sign- 
ed by J. B. Smith, sheriff, and Ed. 
Jones, justice of the peace. 

Mr. Hart escaped paying a fine and 
costs of $12, but says the next time 
he goes through Oklahoma and wants 
to play cards he is going to pass 
through that state in an airship. 



VARIETY 



43 



RALPH JOHNSTONE, FLIER 



WHAT REAL CRITICISM IS 



Just at the time when he was in 
the vanguard of the small army that 
has chosen the conquering of the at- 
mospheric void as their profession, 
Ralph Johnstone met his death. 

He just reached that milestone in 



"Give my regards to vaudeville, 
won't you; the boys, the girls, the 
managers and the agents? Tell them 
all that some day I hope they will 
come over and take a fly with me." 

The following is but a brief resume 



II Y CEO. M. 

(Of the Philadel 
(Correspondent of V.\m 



Yoixc;. 

phia Ledger.) 

kti at Philadelphia.) 



Much has been said and written 
about criticism, its effect on the ar- 
tist, its influence on the manager and 





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FLYING TOGETHER. 

RALPH JOHNSTONK and (JUA II AM B-WMITK at a height of 1,.>oO fort. Mil. (illAIIAMB- 
YVMITK in iho car broadside on; MK. .IOHNSTONK In car beyond, which appears slightly tipped. 



RALPH JOHNSTONE 

Seated In his fly tiiK machine ( Wright » |»re 
paring i > Marl. 



life where all of the good things of 
the world lay before him. He had 
gone west after having ('tilled records 
from the air at Polmont Park, and 
had the world doing homage at his 
feet, when he met his untimely end. 



of his life as it was known to vaude- 
villians in the nature of an apprecia- 
tion, and a word or two by himself 
regarding his flying feats. The de- 
ceased gave the story for Vahikt.'s 
Anniversary, shortly before meeting 
his fatal fall at Denver: 

In the foremost rank of all drivers 
of aerial boats stood Ralph John- 
stone, a graduate from the stage 
through vaudeville. Patrons of the 
variety houses and vaudevillians re- 
call that within the past three years 
Ralph Johnstone, who had even before 
been called a dare devil bicycle rider, 




* 



AT 2,. r )0 FEET. 



its value to all concerned. A critic 
has been defined in many ways. Not 
always have the definitions been right 
or wrong. Criticism in the sjiow busi- 
ness has lasted many years and will 
last just as long as there is a show 
or vaudeville act to criticize or a paper 
to print it. It will, in fact, grow. It 
has grown steadily, almost as fast as 
the show business has grown. This is 
particularly so regarding vaudeville, 
lor there is more 1 space given to the 
reviews of vaudeville shows today than 
ever before, because vaudeville is 
steadily advancing and demanding in- 
creased attention from newspapers, 
magazines, periodicals and from writ- 
ers of special articles which are ped- 
aled about at so much per column. 

There is just as much use for criti- 
cism in vaudeville as there is in the 
dramatic, comedy, musical comedy or 
grand opera field. The only differ- 
ence is that until vaudeville took such 
a firm hold on the present day theatre 
goer and proved its entertaining quali- 
ties, it was never thought necessary 
to waste the time of a writer in cover- 
ing a vaudeville or a burlesque show. 

In fact, in the present day, with 
the vaudeville field grown to wonder- 
ful proportions, magnificent theatres 
given over to this entertainment and 
the great amount of money expended 
in putting together bills which attract 
thousands of every (Mass of patronge to 
the vaudeville houses, there is less 
space devoted to vaudeville by the 
daily press than to the worthless, mer- 
it less, trashy productions forced upon 
the searcher alter a few hours of en- 
joyment. 

A comparatively few of the • great 
number of first class newspapers 
throughout the country devote a spe- 
( Continued on page !'!>.) 



JUST OFF THE GROUND. 



His death proves that Johnstone 
was something of a fatalist, for it was 
but a few short weeks previously he 
had told a representative of Vaimktv. 
that when he would meet his end it 
would be just in the fashion in which 
il later occurred. 

Johnstone said he lelt safer at .>.immi 
feet than he did at .~>ou, that it was 
his greatest delight to cut off the en- 
gine when high up and glide to earth 
in "spirals." It was while accom- 
plishing this feat that he came to his 
death. The engine evidently had been 
cut off and when one wing of the 
plane collapsed there w;is no resisting 
power which an engine in action might 
have given. 

It was also on this occasion that he 
sent the 1 following message to his old 
intimates in the world of vaudeville: 





AT 1,000 FEET. 

1 rouulit himself forward in a new ■•>- 

cle specialty that raised the hair of 

lhos(> "in front" who understood the 

( Continued on page 1 nr>. ) 



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44 



VARIETY 



"MERRY MAKING MEN" 



BY JEAN BEDINI. 



IN THE FIGHTING GAME 



BY HARRY FERN. 



The season has closed, we're back 
on dear old Broadway again with all 
our friends and acquaintances. Mer- 
ry old Broadway, with its glitter, its 
ceaseless throng of humanity from 
every corner of the globe, and its 
never ending noises. 

A great many of my brother and 
sister professionals seek the quiet of 
the country for the heated term, but 
I am content with dear old Manhat- 
tan, where it gives me great pleasure 
to mingle with the "boys" at the the- 
atrical rendezvous. 

r 

Did you ever spend an evening with 
the "Merry Making Men?" I mean 
jolly good fellows like James Morton, 



of Hammerstein's talking to a friend 
when I spied Johnny Stanley making 
a bee line for Martin Beck, who 
was chatting with Willie Hammer- 
stein on the curb. I could see by 
the expression on Stanley's face that 
something funny was going to happen 
so I strolled over and listened. Stan- 
ley extended his hand and said, "Good 
evening, Mr. Beck." Beck grasped 
Johnny's hand with a smile, inquir- 
lng about Johnny's health, etc. Stan- 
ley dug into his pocket and drew forth 
a green cigar coupon. When Beck 
saw the coupon he asked Stanley if 
he was saving them. Stanley said: 
"Why, are you?" "Yes," replied 




(Eddie Emerson) 



EMERSON and BALDWIN. 



(Jerry Baldwin) 



After playing three years without a break In England and on the continent, EMERSON and 
BALDWIN are now playing the UNITED TIME at home. 

They return to England to open April 3, and are booked solid until November 11, 1011, 
then sailing to play twenty weeks for HARRY RICARD8 in AUSTRALIA. 



Junie McCree, Johnny Stanley, Frank 

«. 

North, Harry Fox, Bert Leslie and a - 

ft 
host of other stage celebrities? Well, 

if you've had a bad season or a se- 
vere attack of Indigestion, "presto 
change," it will vanish as you come 
in contact with any of them. I can re- 
member many delightful incidents at 
the old Metropole, long since passed 
away, especially after the show at 
night. On more than one occasion I 
laughed 'till my sides ached at the 
many funny sayings and clown antics 
of the "Merry Making Men" who are 
responsible for some of the most witty 
sayings that have become famous the 
world over. 

One evening I was standing in front 



Beck. "I need twenty more." "What 
are you saving them for?" ejaculat- 
ed Stanley. "I want to get a friend 
of mine a safety razor," said Beck. 
"Well," said Stanley, "I'll give you 
two hundred. Get me the Orpheum 
Circuit." 

One evening Jim Thornton stood at 
Broadway and 4?d street when a shab- 
bily dressed man approached him, 
asking for a dime to get a drink. 
He told Jim he was married, and it 
was impossible to get along with his 
wife, who, he said, was a very hot 
tempered woman. "Why," said the 
unfortunate one, "Only this morning 
she hit me with a chair." "My boy," 
said Jim, "I pity you. Here is a dol- 
lar. It will take all of that for 'Dutch 
courage' to meet a wife like yours." 



I was born in Norwich County, Eng- 
land, and came to America with my 
parents when one year old. My early 
athletic training commenced when I 
joined the Alliance Athletic Club, 
which has the distinction of produc- 
ing more well known athletes than 
any five A. C.'s combined. 

It was Abe Attell (now champion 




HARRY FERN 



featherweight of the world) who gave 
me my first start in the ring game 
and 1 pride myself on my preliminary 
tuition under Attel. He is consider- 
ed one of the cleverest and gamest 
fighters who ever donned a glove. 

Under Abe's tutelage I started to 
learn the fighting game from the very 
ground. As the most difficult part is 
training, one must be in proper con- 
dition. 

Making weight is essential in cham- 
pionship battles. A systematical course 
of training enables you to reduce all 
superfluous flesh. Ofttimes to meet 
weight requirements a pugilist be- 
comes weak and is unable to do him- 
self justice in the ring. It has been 
known in several cases where a man 
reduces to the extent that heart re- 
action results, there is a general wast- 
ing of the tissues, the system becomes 
susceptible to diseases which ravage 
the vital organs and result in death. 
Consumption has ended numerous 
fighters' careers. Joe Gans, the col- 
ored champion, was the best known 
pugi.ist to succumb to it. 

In some of my battles which re- 
quired me to make weight I was do- 
ing myself harm so I found it best to 
make matches at catch-weight. For 
instance, I once made a match at 
130 pounds ringside, when at the time 
I could only reduce to 133. It hur* 
me so badly that after the contest I 
was laid up for three weeks, although 
I won the fight by a knockout. 



My professional debut was made 
through Al Lippe, my first manager, 
at Billy Elmore's Club on West 4 2d 
street, New York. I felt good when 
I put Todo Moran, "The Pride of 
Brooklyn," away in the first round. 
I had just passed my fourteenth birth- 
day. 

I am now twenty-two years old and 
have fought over 100 battles. I suf- 
fered defeat at the hands of Young 
Corbett in New Orleans two years ago 
when I was floored for the first time 
in my life. It is very peculiar that 
the fight fan enjoys seeing a man get- 
ting a bad beating, knowing that the 
under dog's only salvation lies in his 
delivering a knock-out when every- 
thing has gone against him. 

Sometimes when a fighter is win- 
ning all the way he becomes careless 
and loses the battle through confi- 
dence. In England when I was there 
two summers ago, it was necessary 
for an American to win by clearly 
knocking out his opponent. 

While in England I fought several 
battles, winning all, including a fight 
with Johnny Sommers. He was then 
the champion lightweight of England. 

After returning to America I de- 
cided to abandon fighting, and become 
interested in some commercial line. 
But the call of the ring proved too 
strong. I returned to the roped arena. 

A fighter always hopes to become 
the "best in the business." I aspire 
some day to be hailed as the top- 
notcher of the light-weight battlers. 




VERONICA 

London 



Empire, 
weeks. 



and HURLrFALLS. 
(England) Dec. 12, six 



Booked by MR. GEO. FOSTER. 

Now playing the Palace Theatre, Blackpool. 

ALF T. WILTON will continue placing the 
act for American time. 



VARIETY 



45 



BURLESQUE IN THE MAKING 



BY DAN DODY. 



"Girls" are the answer to the bur- 
lesque show of to-day. There is not 
the slightest doubt In the minds of 
any one connected with burlesque that 
pretty girls who can work and wear 
costumes well are the essential factor 
in the success of the show. 

Of course, there is the book, the 




MATT KENNEDY. 

Present principal comedian with "THE 
TIGER LILIES. 

Better known as "THE MAN WITH THE 
TRAINED FINGER." 

MR. KENNEDY has been one of the com- 
Iques with the WESTERN WHEEL for the 
past six seasons. 

JOE GIVES taught him how to skate. 



music, the principals and the scenery, 
but without a chorus to fill in the pic- 
ture, where would the show be? 
During the past season I have pro- 



duced twelve burlesque shows that 
are playing at present. In whipping 
them into shape I have followed one 
set of rules. That they have worked 
out successfully is proven by the suc- 
cess that the shows have met with. 

There is one great trouble in the 
picking of a chorus for a burlesque 
production. That is caused principally 
by the manager of the attraction. He 
will call about forty or perhaps fifty 
girls to the hall on the first morning 
of rehearsals. From these he will se- 
lect sixteen who look pretty as to face 
and form, without any regard as to 
their ability. Remember, by this I do 
not mean girls of experience, for I 
really believe that girls who have had 
no actual stage experience but who 
have a sense of tempo and time are 
the best material for the producer to 
shape. Ability to sing is absolutely 
necessary, for there is nothing so de- 
plorable as a chorus that cannot sing. 

If the manager would permit his 
producer to take things in hand from 
the very beginning and permit him to 
be absolute, better, brighter and big- 
ger appearing would be half of the 
burlesque shows now traveling. 

Another bad feature is that mana- 
gers will order costumes a season in 
advance. They have this material on 
hand when the rehearsals start and 
say to the producer, "Here is what 
you have to use, the musical numbers 
are so and so and you have got to 
make them fit." 

This is all wrong. If the manager 
would bring his author, composer, 




NOBLE and BROOKS 

BILLY NOBLE (known as "THE* "DIXEY HOY") and JEANNE ITROOKS ("THE GIRL 
WITH THE SMILE") have been playing WESTERN VAUDEVILLE ASSOCIATION time all thin 
season and are booked up, In that territory, until the last of May. MISS BROOKS wears some 
of the most beautiful gowns In vaudeville. Her wardrobe Is a feature of the act, always 
referred to by the newspapers wherever they play. She Is a decidedly handsome woman, of 
superb figure and has natural grace and charm which bring her Into Immediate favor. 

BILLY NOBLE Is a classy chap, always well dressed and possessed of an ability to secure 
the bast possible values out of his songs • and as a factor in their act be makes himself prom- 
inent through his personality and method. 

Both of these clever artists were seen in vaudeville as single acts before they Joined In 
their present offering of song and talk. 



comedian and producer together six 
or eight weeks before the show Is to 
open and hold a council of war, the 
result in most cases would be vastly 
different. Generally the comedian 
writes the book. If there is to be no 
exclusive music in the production, he 
and the manager and producer can 
lay out the show in such manner as 
to make a production with three 
weeks of rehearsals one that will be 
as near perfect as any for the opening 
performance and the musical numbers 
will look like something. 

Some managers make the mistake of 
letting girls who have been with the 
attraction for several seasons produce 
the dances. This naturally causes ill- 
feeling among the other girls. They 
work in a disinterested man;ier in 
most cases and there is no uniformity 
in their efforts. 

Uniformity is the keynote of a suc- 
cessful burlesque chorus. No longer 
will the public tolerate a chorus of 
girls who appear on the stage in a 
dozen or more styles of headdress, some 



are those that would in time be noth- 
ing more or less than trouble makers 
had they remained. The management 
is lucky to lose them. 

After the first morning it is a con- 
stant grind for at least three weeks. 
No show should be permitted to take 
to the road without that period of 
preparation. 

During this entire time the pro- 
ducer should be absolute in the con- 
trol of the production. The manager 
should by all means be present at re- 
hearsals. After the company is dis- 
missed he, the producer and those 
who are most interested should hold 
a conclave and exchange ideas. 

The dress rehearsal is always the 
final tryout that brings to light many 
little things not seen before. I should 
suggest that this function be held three 
days before the opening to give ample 
time for the changes. This will also 
bring out the manner in which the 
girls' make-up, and here Is another 
detail in which uniformity is required. 
It doesn't do to have one girl with her 




IDA CRISPI 

With IRWIN'S "BIO SHOW" until January. 
Watch me In Chicago after that. 



with jewelry and some without, and 
then proceed to go through a series of 
terpsichorean gyrations in a listless 
manner, one girl raising her right foot 
and the next in line her left. 

My method of elimination the first 
morning of rehearsal is by putting the 
girls through a few simple dancing 
steps. If they can do them in a fairly 
presentable manner they remain until 
the next test is passed. That Is, sing- 
ing. Then those who remain are 
judged as to their size, height and 
general appearance. Always pick out 
the chorus in sets of eights, eight med- 
iums and eight for show purposes. 

Then comes the selection of the 
front line. It is no more than natural 
on the part of all the girls to want to 
be in that position. A show lotas 
girls because they can't all be in front. 
Those who usually quit for this reason 



eyes beaded and the others not. I 
think that the chorus should be made 
to follow a set style in making-up. 
Have all dress their hair the same. If 
ribbons must be worn then let all 
wear them or dress the hair plain. 
None of the girls should he permitted 
to wear large lockets about their 
necks, or jet earrings or l>o allowed to 
have on anything ornamental that 
will cause any particular girl fo stand 
out above the others. 

As I said before 'he girls and the 
musical numbers make or break the 
show, but still it is remarkable how 
many managers \> ' <> will invest ten or 
twelvo t li'Misa M'l e-iiijir-., j?i a produc- 
tion in rost»i":i ■,:■ I s<-. nery and then 
risk the |<> - : se'-'-ral hundred dol- 
lars on '■•.•:> . ' i "f the season by 
not eng; ■:!•!■, a < -itu i»e? e nt producer 
be fere -i" ''p'-ninic of the season. 



•tf 



VARIETY 



TRIALS OF A SONG-WRITER 



BY BILLY DILLON. 



It bikes good goods to get good money; 
It takes good goods to get good money; 
Without good money and without good goods, 
What tlie dickens* good is any man's goods? 



Many people imagine there is a for- 
tune In writing songs. If there is, I 
have never found one, nor have I ever 
met any other fellow who achieved 
untold wealth in that manner. True, 
there is a living in it — but that is 
about all, for no matter how great 
the writer is, his ideas are sure to 
exhaust in time and he is then com- 
pelled to do something else or pass 
the hat. 

There are a few successful fellows 
today, but they are exceptions to the 
general rule.. 

Song-writing is all right if you can 
get the ideas and sufficient material 
to fit your ideas. This is especially 
true in comic song writing. 

How often is it a writer strikes 
what he thinks is a great number. And 
on such occasions no one is exempt 
from the "fever." He will rave about 
it; sing it to almost everyone he meets, 
buttonholing his best friends and ask- 
ing after he has run over the words, 
"Now, what do you think of that?" 
He is so wrapped up in the idea he 
cannot eat, sleep or even become in- 
terested in conversation, because of 
the song bee buzzing in his bonnet. 

Finally he, or someone else, sings 
it professionally. The audience doesn't 
like it. The answer is all his efforts 
have been wasted, possibly because 
the song did not have the material 
to make the idea strong enough, pos- 
sibly because it was not put together 
right, or it might have been that the 
singer was at fault. More often though 
it is the song. Get THE song, a real 
one, and you will never fall. But 
in case you should, then, of course, it 
must have been the fault of the audi- 
ence. 

Song-writing is fascinating work; 
very hard to drop once you have taken 
it up. I am extremely fond of it. If 
good ideas were to be purchased as 
one could buy the necessities of life 
I think I should always be willing to 
write. 

Last year Harry Von Tilzer and my- 
self wrote six numbers. From the 
present indications it would seem as 
though they were all to be among the 
best sellers. Three went to the front 
last season and showed excellent re- 
sults; the others are coming to the 
fore rapidly. 

We might have written a hundred 
numbers at another time -and have 
one of the lot find favor, or it might 
have been the case that I had another 
partner and Von Tilzer was writing 
music for someone else. The result 
might have been that all six of the 
songs now proving "hits" might have 
gone into the discard long ago. 

Two heads are better than one, 
words and melody must be wedded. 
Harry Von Tilzer and myself seem to 
hit it off well. Our ideas harmonize. 
Each will fall into line quickly with 
what the other proposes. If there is 



a fault, either he or I will suggest 
corrections. With this feeling we man- 
age to make a success of numbers that 
might otherwise fall down. 

Comic songs are hard to find; very 
hard. I average at least two songs a 
week, and yet only find three or four 
a season coming anywhere near a 
"hit." If I could have songs written 
to fit me, I would never take time to 
write them myself. But no one seems 
able to supply me with what I need. 
I have tried numbers by others time 
and time again, but have yet to find a 
song from an outside source that I 



could put over in the proper manner. 
Consequently, I am compelled to sit 
up a few nights each week in order 
to furnish material that I may hold 
my act together and earn a salary. 

An artist may be clever and rec- 
ognized the world over as a person 
with wonderful ability and magnetism, 
but there opinion will rest. Material, 
good material, is necessary and even 
though you have but one good num- 
ber in your repertoire, that may at 
times prove the life-saver of your 
turn. The title of the song will lin- 
ger In their minds for days and days; 
they will hum the melody over time 
and time again. 

One song was the making of Vesta 
Victoria. In her case it was "Waiting 
At the Church," in the case of Eva 
Tanquay it was "I Don't Care," and 
with Harry Lauder "I Love A Lassie," 
did much to endear him to the minds 
and hearts of the vaudeville patrons 



on this side of the Atlantic. Look 
back and you can name one song in 
almost every singer's life. 

How many artists attain success 
through one number or one little thing 
in their act, and why is it that even 
though they may produce numerous 
ideas in after years that are just as 
good, if not better, the public will al- 
ways hark back to the original and 
eay. that was the best he ever did? 
Why? Because the first impression 
counted. . It wjis the sight of a new 
face, a new personality and new ma- 
terial all blended together that placed 
the artist so high in the minds of the 
people. His future efforts must be 
little short of wonderful if he would 
hold the place created. 

There are many things to be said 
about songs and their composition, but 
it would take a book with many pages 
to tell all. Some of the above points 
may seem incredible to the layman, 
but they have been proven true. 




AUGUSTA GLOSE AS SEEN BY ChAS BELL OF THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER 



BOOKED aH a HEADLINER over the Orpheum Circuit by PAT CASEY 

JENIE JACOBS, Personal Representative 

"Her charm as a comedienne accounts In no small measure for the big advance nale of seats."— New Orleans "Times-Democrat. 



"An artist to her finger tips and a student." 

Seattle "Times." 

"Her children's songs scored heavily and de- 
served It, for they are a real bit of art, dainty 
and delightful." San Francisco "Sun." 

"Appears In a series of take-offe that aroused 
storms of approval." 

Portland "Dally Journal." 



"The gem of the bill." 

New Orleans "States." 
"The audience liked her Immensely." 

Memphis "Commercial -Appeal." 

"Brought rounds of applause." 

Portland "Oregonlan." 

"No audience has ever been 'able to resist 
her charm." New Orleans "Picayune." 



"Miss Close does not imitate, she act*, and 
with Intelligence and adequate equipment." 
San Francisco "Argonaut." 
"Miss Ulose's repertoire shows a wonderful 
versatility. . . . Leaves the audience unsatis- 
fied after repeated encores." 

San Francisco "Bulletin." 
"Original and full of artistic merit." 

Portland "Evening Telegram." 



VARIETY 



47 



A LONDON DEBUT 



THIS BURLESQUE SEASON 



There is an outsider's idea of the 
humor that may be found with almost 
every American act opening abroad. 

For the act there is nothing humor- 
ous in the situation, when forced to 
face it, but at some time — either be- 
fore or after — even it will admit there 
was some circumstance in the proceed- 
ings that brought a laugh. For an- 
other, I shall recite a few incidents 
occurring while I was in charge of 
(Variety's London office. The office has 
always been the rendezvouz of the 
American artists, and second only in 
popularity to "Willie's Dutch Club." 

Perhaps the funniest incident came 
in the case of a single male entertainer 
who reached London more on a visit 
than with any purpose of appearing. 
After watching several shows in town 



told until after the wine had flow a 
freely, with the rest of the house, I 
gasped in astonishment. The man- 
ager rushed behind and after a heated 
talk, the monolog man was through. 
The next day he said he couldn't see 
where "his stuff" was any worse than 
the English men "pulled." I believe 
he was sincere, too. 

Another instance happened at an 
outside hall. It plays about sixteen 
acts weekly, and the time for each 
is limited. That week the bill was 
over long. The American had to suf- 
fer. Not being able to throw acts 
out off-hand, as they do here, the 
house was forced to play all turns. 
The act opened well, but immediately 
following the opening, the stage erew 
began to build house and tear up the 




T. ROY BARNES and BESSIE CRAWFORD 
Presenting "TUB FAKIR AND THE LADY." an amusing fifteen-minute specially built 
nolely on personality and magnetism. , ../-»„• l- 

TOM HAHNBS. as "THK FAKIR." has established a world-wide reputation as a gun k- 
stuff" eomedian and MISS CRAWFORD is an excellent foil for Harms 1 comedy, while tier ap- 
pearance and pretty frocks add a dressiness to the specialty ; also her pleasant soprano voice 

aidH in the working. , ™,..^,i i/iv-n-iv i. » 

UARXES and CRAWFORD, after a two weeks" engagement at the T \OLl. I,(>.\ i>' ».V lasi 

summer, were offered two years of bookings on the other side, but could nnt accept, owing to 

American engagements ... v ,,»,,r,. 

Their act is booked solid by MAX HART. 



it looked pretty soft to the American 
monolog man. He decided to have \ 
try. Everyone, as usual, passed oui 
advice (the cheapest thing in show 
business as well as In every other walk 
of life), but the comedian had made 
up his mind that what the English 
audiences wanted was "hot stuff." In 
a measure they do, but they want it 
in their own way and will accept from 
their own established favorites what 
a stranger should not dare to presume. 
A week was arranged at one of the 
West End halls. I was there when the 
monologist appeared. When he had 
mentioned hot stuff to me. I thought 
a little spice wouldn't harm, but when 
this comedian came out and handed 
a lot of Jokes that wouldn't be 



stage back of the olio drop. The act 
continued doggedly on its way, and fin- 
ished. It wasn't nice of the manage- 
ment, but it was tunny to see the men 
talking and gesticulating without be- 
ing able to hear a word. 

One that had its hard side, was 
still funny in a way. A sketch team 
came into London confident and full 
of praise for the manager they were to 
open for. The change of expression 
after the act had opened and had been 
placed so early on the bill it was an 
utter impossibility to make good was 
laughable in comparison. The act was 
justified, though. 

There are many bright sides to for- 
eign openings in I^ondon, besides the 
(Continued on page luH.) 



Burlesque for the present season 
has been viewed by the variety show- 
men from two angles. It is divided 
into two sections, "burlesque," and 
"extravaganza." 

The puzzle seems to be which does 
the burlesque public want. For the 
past three or four seasons the agita- 
tion of burlesque writers has been to- 
ward a "clean" show. "Unclean" 
shows were roasted in criticisms. Two 
or three shows which were clean, and 




JUGGLING NELSON. 

. Original Comedy Novelty. 
1'layiiiK Sl'LLIVAN-CONSlDINK CIRCUIT. 
Direction. NORMAN JEFFKRIKS. Philadelphia. 



also good shows, went through a sea- 
son, finishing money makers. 

When the managers reached the 
conclusion that "clean shows" were 
the thing — not for the good of bur- 
lesque as much as because they 
thought there would be more money 
in it— the "(lean" show arrived. With 
it came a "production." 

All this may be the more largely 
noted on the Eastern Burlesque Wheel. 
When the "production" was being pre- 
pared, the manager evidently had his 
time too much occupied with costumes 
and scenery to think of the "show." 
The result is that the attractions on 
the Eastern Burlesque Wheel are over- 
produced. Nearly all of the "pre- 
tentious" shows are just "production." 
The expense entailed in that prevente 1 
the managers from equipping the per- 
formance with a capable cast. The ex- 
pense clipping commenced and ended 
with the principals. Many of the man- 
agers followed a theory that if the 
production" were there, with plenty 
of "girls." they had a "show." Sev- 
eral troupes have large choruses. In 
almost every instance under observa- 
tion this season, where the "produc- 
tion" thing has been attempted, the 
performance is out of balance. Nine 
times out of ten it is a helter-skelter 
arrangement. 

The burlesque manager seems to be 
digging to find out what he should 
give. On the Eastern Wheel the experi- 
ment is not expensive apparently, for 
tie- hethr grade of show in general 
has resulted in a steady attendance, 
whieh has swollen the receipts for the 
house, though the manager's usual 
profit may have been decreased. 

While the Western Burlesque Wheel 
lias feigned an effort to improve, it all 
^immered down to the Western man- 



agers trying to put over an average 
good show at a moderate cost. There 
are five exceptions to this on the 
Wheel. Of the five, it was reported 
early in the season, three had to trim 
down to a grade comparing with other 
shows ahead, in order to be In the 
same class, one which would draw 
money on that wheel. 

For burlesque most of the Western 
Wheel shows would be the very goods 
wanted did the managers on that cir- 
cuit appreciate what could be done 
with an even performance. The mad 
desire in the Western Wheel seems 
to he to get the money. This desire 
is reported to have been created for 
the present season by a very poor and 
"dirty" Western show last season go- 
ing through as the banner money 
maker. It was a cheap organization, 
and returned a big profit. 

The Western Wheel has filled its 
houses full of "special events." Box- 
ers, wrestlers and athletes have been 
pushed to the rear by freak attrac- 
tions, if "amateurs." "chorus girls* 
contests," "pie eating" and other 
freaky things are attractive. 

All this has tended to reduce the 
standing of the burlesque houses where 
these things are presented, but still, 
on the Western Wheel is the real test 
occurring whether the public wants 
"burlesque" or "extravaganza." 

Up to date the indications are that 
burlesque goers of the dyed-in-the- 
wool type prefer real burlesque, when 
it is cleanly presented by a good com- 
pany. 




LUCY TOXGE. 

The Little (Jlrl with the LaiKr Voice. 

riiiyinv: srMJVAN-roNSiMM-; riiccrrr. 

Direction. NORMAN .IKFFKRI KS. 1'hiladi-lphia. 



This seems to appeal tin- ^;iine to 
the casual visitor, who drops m en a 
Inirlesque perform ■ n< • <\i" '!im just 
that style of show !' h> ^' • s the 'ad- 
vanced" article. !.. » - . • i ; • ■ I » ; i * • - 1 >- com- 
pares it wi'h •• < ne r-pr,i e,i musical 
comedy -;,..,' ■< ■■ • • !< '•>.:■ in ia\or of 
the Imp '■ -»;"•■ ^"•' her does 

lie se "'••■ .»:•!!( looked for 



t hro' : : 



.. i, • 



■]■'•!< of show at- 

p;e;e IK) | 



4 8 



VARIETY 



THE EXCLUSIVE IMPRESARIO 



BY WILLIAM GOULD. 



Scene — Usual vaudeville agents' 
office, only dirtier than usual. At 
opening small boy (future manager) 
discovered busy, engaged at type- 
writer — not to one. 

Stringem, heard off stage: 

Hey, Tascot, sing a few coon songs 
to keep my chauffeur awake and 
I'll let you play my benefit. 

To office boy — Any mail? (Boy 
hands him an open letter.) From 
Mts. Astor; tell her the managers 
don't like her act. It isn't high class 



fries and Johnson. That's real act- 
in', not reel actin'. (Telephone rlnga.) 
Hello. Is that you, Phil? Say, 
who do you think the Shuberts have 
for a headliner next week at the Hip- 
podrome? Who? No one but the 
Kaiser William and the German army. 
Them Germs are bound to draw bet- 
ter than Hank Cllve or Bud Fisher. 
I'll tell you in a month. (To boy) — 
Hey, Hay man, hand me next week's 
bill at Onion Hill. (Looks at it.) 
Pretty weak bill if you ask me. Listen : 




CLAUD and FANNIE USHER. 

Playing the fourth successful season of "FAOAN'S DECISION. 
Management of AL SUTHERLAND. 



enough. Write to Teddy Roosevelt 
find say he must cut his price down 
for the week of 22d or nothin' doin'. 
By the way, take this down: 
Emperor Nicolas Nicovitch, 

St. Petersburg. 
My Dear Emp: — 
Boy — Where is St. Petersburg, in 
Ohio? 

Stringer — I'm surprised at your ig- 
norance. In Germany. My dear Emp: 
— Can book you for six weeks on the 
Poll Circuit. If O. K. send billing 
and photos P. D. Q. Regards to the 
wife and kids. Your pal, 

Stringem. 
Take this down: 

July 4th. 
King George the Fourth, 
Buckingham Palace, 

Hansome near Broughamsville, 
Welchrarebit Lane, 
Worcestershire on the Tobasco, 

London, Eng. 
Dear George: — Williams will give 
you three weeks in New York, pro- 
viding you bring the real queen over. 
No ringer goes. Manuel tried it with 
Gabby and fell down. Love and kisses. 
Your exclusive agent, 

Stringem. 
To Boy — I was at the Empire the- 
atre last night to see Frohman's three 
stars in Othello. Talk about great 
actin' (blow kiss). It's no use a-talk- 
in' that show is bound to get the 
coin with three stars like Corbett, Jef- 



No. 1. — Nat Goodwin and his new 
wife in "How to Keep a Husband 
Home Nights." 

2 — Maud Adams, club swinging 
and buck dancing. 

3 — The 2 Daves. Warfleld and Bel- 
asco, in a refined rathskellar act. 

4 — Eddie Sothern and Willie Faver- 
sham, sidewalk conversation. 

(Hey, ain't these the two guys that 
are doin' Howard and North's act?) 

5 — Virgie Harned, Mary Manner- 
ing and Julia Marlowe in a trapeze 
act 

6 — Emma Calf and Robinson Caru- 
so in coon songs. What? Yes, I 
know, but if we get a good head- 
liner we might pull through. Some- 
thing more artistic? How would Wes- 
ley's trained pigs do? Not strong 
enough? Have Billy Brady get Er- 
langer's goat. That's strong enough. 
Say, you had better call off that date 
for Anna Yeamans and Marie Dress- 
ier. The Geary Society are after those 
kids. Did you see La Petite Kline at 
the. Liar's Club Saturday night? 

Center Ima Star, soubrette.) 

Ima — Is Mr. Stringem in? 

Stringem — I'm his knobs. (Pointing 
to chair) Squat. Miss 

Ima — Ima Star. 

Stringem — (To boy) Say, Hayman, 
tell Rockefeller if he doesn't play 
Hoboken next week I'll break him. 
Them words goes. (Exit boy.) 



Ima — Ima Star from Butte. 

Stringem — Not Jack MonToe, the 
Butte Miner's wife? 

Ima — Oh, that was 4 husbands ago. 

Stringem — What can I do you for? 

Ima — I want to go on the stage. 

Stringem — Ever been on the stage? 
(feeling her hat). 

Ima — Sir, do you wish to insult 
me. So far I have earned an honest 
living. 

Stringem — Good, that's what we 
want. 

Ima — And as for ability well — I 
eat in the same restaurant that Corse 
Payton visits. 

Stringem — She is a find. 

Ima — I've taken poison on three 
occasions. 

Stringem — Immense. 

Ima — I've been married five times. 

Stringem — Great ! 

Ima — I shot my third husband for 
licking my fourth husband. Spent 2 
years in jail. I am now getting a di- 
vorce from my fifth meal ticket, and 
as I am only 23 I expect to see a lit- 
tle bit of life before I retire. 

Stringem — (Excited) Wait a min- 
ute. (Pick 8 up 'phone.) Hello, give 
me 6060 Madison, quick. Hello, is 
this you, Phil. I've got it! % J'Vf^got 
it! The find of the century! The 
greatest headliner ever! Real art. 
Art with a capital R. Corral all the 
ticket speculators in town $3 a seat. 



Is that the best you can offer. All 
right. (Hangs up the receiver.) The 
best he can offer you is $3,000 a week 
and 60 per cent, of the gross. 

Ima — Gross — what's that? 

Stringem — Gross is short for gro- 
ceries. 

Ima — Well, that is something. What 
will I do on the stage? 

Stringem — I have it. Box four 
rounds with Willie K. Vanderbilt. 

Ima — Do you think he could last? 

Stringem — I'll tell you what would 
be a novelty. Learn how to smoke 
opium and we'll put you out in a 
Chinese sketch with Kid Broad. Come 
in tomorrow and sign the contracts. 
Will you have dinner with me up at 
your home? Good. So long. 

(Enter boy) — The scrubwoman says 
she can't go to the opera tonight with 
you. She's booked for the chiropo- 
dist's ball. 

(Telephone rings) — Hello, did you 
get the money for those three bene- 
fits they gave me last Sunday night? 

To Audience — Last Sunday night 
was the university of Christopher Col- 
umbus' birthday and I took them bene- 
fits in his honor. 

(To boy) — Send a Morris chair up 
to Albee, by Morris Gest with my 
compliments. (Putting on his hat.) 
Gee, but a guy has to be well edu- 
cated and refined to be an agent now- 
a-days. So long office. 



'?> 




TOM McNAUGHTON. 

With CHRISTIE MACDONALD In "THB SPRING MAID." 
Compllmeata of the .aeasoh to mr frlendfc on all slflee of the water. 



VARIETY 



49 



SCOTCH COMEDIANS 



BY JOCK McKAY. 



WESTERN SUMMER PARKS 



BY EDWARD 8HAYNE. 



Comedians may come and comedians 
may go, but the methods that they 
originate live on forever. This I am 
sure will be particularly true in re- 
gard to Scotch comedians, and their 
style of work. 



or how distinctively different his man- 
ner of delivery may compare to those 
who have gone before. 

Instead of dying, Scotch comedy to- 
day has a greater hold than ever on 
the population of this great country. 
If the receptions I received on my 




THE GREAT RICHARDS 

Now playliiR I'MTEI) TIME, Is this week (Doc. r>). at KEITH S, I'ROVIDENCK. 



During the past few months I have 
been informed (by well wishing 
friends?) that Scotch comedy is sure 
to be but short lived, that before many 
more years shall have passed this style 
of funmaking will have gone into the 
discard. 

Before I go into a few details re- 
garding the North of Great Britain 
comedian and his work, I wish to re- 
fute this idea entirely. I have been 
on this side of the Atlantic for almost 
three years, and have toured the coun- 
try over several times, particularly 
noticing that instead of being on the 
wane, the star of Scottish comedy is 
still in its ascendancy. 

The American sense of humor is so 
keen that there Is not a point that 
escapes the average audience In a the- 
atre in this country, no matter how 
broad the dialect of the artist may be 



last tour arc 1 to be taken as a cri- 
terion, it will long continue to pro- 
voke laughter in the music halls on 
this continent. 

The Scotch comedian first came to 
light in li is home country some fifty 
years ago, but there was no great 
vogue created by any until t lie last 
fifteen years or so. The first in my 
memory to sing Scotch patter songs 
and parodies was James Curran, who 
was followed later by Harry Lynn. 

Harry was over six feet, tall; as 
skinny as a match. His first success 
dated from the time he appeared on 
the stage costumed in a military uni- 
form with kilts and sang "The Fattest 
Man of the Forty Twa" (4 2d). It 
was the title of a famous regiment of 
Scottish Highlanders. I can tell you 
that Lynn was a scream in his char- 
( Continued on page 100.) 



While I do not lay claim to the 
Inception or origin of this form of 
amusement, I believe that through my 
efforts in the past ten years the vaude- 
ville programs in the summer parks 
in the west have shown a vast im- 
provement. 

My first venture in the west was 
an uphill fight. The absence of a 
"Coney Island," "Dreamland," "Luna 
Park," etc., where the public could 
have their outings, appealed to me. 
I thought I saw a big future for the 
summer park, so went about promot- 
ing it. 1 found a number of parks 
in operation, but, with the exception 
of one large park in St. Louis, and 
( ne in Chicago, there was nothing 
in this line except a few outlying 
smaller places that occasionally play- 
ed a small band or an outdoor at- 
traction. A few were offering medi- 
care vaudeville. By obtaining per- 
sonal interviews with the different 
traction companies (as a rule operat- 
ing the parks) I was able to con- 
\ince them that there was money to 
be made by playing a better class of 
;icts. Parks at that time were not 
equipped to play a regular show. They 
had nothing but a platform for a 



crowded to the doors at every per- 
formance, still it goes along and, as 
a rule, only meets expenses. The 
admissions charged are small, 
while some of the shows 
given are the same as you will see 
in high priced vaudeville theatres. 
To offset this, I have knowledge that 
two large city parks, controlled by 
one company, showed a profit last sea- 
son of $92,000. Eighty per cent of 
this revenue is derived from hauling 
the public out to the park on street 
cars. The street car companies have 
long since given credit to vaudeville 
for increased dividends. The rapid 
strides of this entertainment is shown 
from the fact that ten years ago where 
there was not sufficient Inducements 
for the better class of acts to make 
the long jump out west with only a 
couple of weeks' bookings, I have been 
contracting to play the highest class 
acts a season covering from twelve 
to sixteen weeks; railroad Jumps com- 
paratively small and engagements con- 
tinuous. 

When I first started out promoting 
vaudeville in parks, it was an Iowa 
town I journeyed to, having been 
given the tip it was ripe down there 




GRACE HAZARD 

"Live Feet of Comic Opera" 

"Five Feet of Novelty" 

Who wisht'B you all a Merry ChrlstmaH and a Happy N"w 



stage and an organ or a bass drum 
for an orchestra. Money had to be 
spent to build a Casino to house the 
people and a stage Installed. This 
meant quite ain outlay. 

The summer park casino or theatre 
rarely maintains itself. It may be 



for vaudevill''. Tin-, h;ol ;■ Inrr.e spare 
of wooded LTniii;.! ;i lev. mil'.; on the 
outskirts lit' ' • ■ ••.••> n v I . i .• ;i single 
street <'.'•.'' \\<>i: I ■ i : ■•:■ ?•,. \i< 'iple. On 
;• stc-i'p 1' ' '. i ' : ;i 'if' .i :)>■•■ s;it. on the 
irroini: 1 i • '■!:■■! ' ■ ■ > lie town band. 

i < '< •• '! <<n p;n;"' 1 (Jo ) 



5° 



VARIETY 



BATTLE CRY OF BURLESQUE 



BY LON HASCALL. 



SOME VAUDEVILLE SALARIES 



With the managers 1 will start by 
giving the slogan of burlesque: "I 
hope it rains today." 

That, is the battle cry of the bur- 
lesque manager, because rain will 
drive in the theatre the floaters — and 
burlesque gives a matinee daily. 

After a year in this form of amuse- 









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NELL CAPRON. 



With 



"FOLLIES OF NEW 
PARIS." 



YORK AND 



nient I have found that burlesque 
It- the great development branch of 
the show business. The "$2" man- 
ager and the vaudeville booker finds 
his best talent from our ranks. 

This was demonstrate! to me while 
"The Behman Show" had its run last 
hummer at the Columbia, Broadway. 
All the managers around either saw 
the performance or had a representa- 
tive attend. I was approached by 
any number who wanted Will J. »Ken- 
nedy, the Courtney Sisters, Eileen 
Sheridan or Vic Cosmore, all with the 
show. A splendid offer was made 
for each. 



Mr. Kennedy had been hidden away 
somewhere in "rep" before burlesque 
reached in and drew him out. His 
chance to appear on Broadway came, 
and "he arrived." The same may be 
said for the others. 

Walk down Broadway any evening 
and see how many names are promi- 
nently billed which came from bur- 
lesque. The best of them will be 
found to have graduated. 

The blue pencil in burlesque elimi- 
nates many things that would be plac- 
ed in a "$2" musical production, with- 
out further thought. Many things are 
raid and done in the more expensive 




MOLLIE WILLIAMS. 

with "TilE CRACKERJACKS." 



shows also which could not be pre- 
sented in most of the burlesque shows. 
New and modern burlesque theatres 
are being built; the shows are going 
upwards and an effort is on in the 
majority of cases for an entertain- 
ment where the women folk go and 
want to go. 

Yes, burlesque is advancing, de- 
cidedly. 



The salaries paid "acts" in vaude- 
ville have become common newspaper 
talk, the amount running to heights 
hitherto unknown in theatricals. 

The prices paid people to appear 
twice daily for a few minutes seem 
incredible to the lay public. Sus- 
picious of "press agent," the outside 
public still doubts, always keeping 
in mind the number of minutes they 
have seen the artists upon the stage, 
without stopping to reflect what may 
have been the labor required or the 
years of patient waiting before rec- 
ognition came to command the large 
salary from the vaudeville manager. 

"Freak acts" are paid big sums, but 
only for a spasmodic appearance. They 
do not live long on the vaudeville 
stage. A season at a high figure for 
the "freaks" is an exception. More 
often a few weeks suffice to wear off 
the novelty or the freakishness of what 
they may present or which may be 
presented by them. Sometimes it is 
the "name." That often carries an act 



"Qovernor'a 

Son" 1,000 

"Love Waltz".. 1,000 

"Photo Shop"... 1.000 

•Russian Dancers 000 

(William Morris) 
"On the House 

Top" 000 

"Tho Courtiers" 000 

La Pin H50 

Lionel Barry- 
more N5o 

"Leading Lady" S5o 

William Fa mum N.T't 

"Scrooge" Nth) 

"T h e Rolfon- 

ians" Himi 

Nut Wills KOO 

'Ballet of Light" NOO 

"Operatic Fcsti- 

val" son 

""Stir Pout". . . . sod 

John Lawson ... mm 

Ross & Howen. . mm i 

Murphy & Nich- 
ols 7.",, i 

Chip & Marble. . 75o 

"Pathing Girl*". 75 ► 

Rigoletto Pros. . 75o 

Edwin Arden... 75) 

"Top World 

Pallet" 73i, 

Grapewin a n d 

Chance 7r»u 

Mm son & Keeler. 75m 

"Par:* *»y Night" 7<m 

Frank Sheridan. 7oo 
"The Hold up"..- 05o 

Clara Hello Jir- * 

onie ♦;.-*> 

White & Stuart. »!5o 



Dan Burke 050 

"High Life in 

Jail" 650 

Harry Von Tll- 

zer 650 

Gould and Nel- 
son 000 

Tho Coopers . . . 000 

Vorke & Adams. 000 

Musical Cutty*.. 000 

Plancla 600 

"College Life".. 000 

Lily Lena 550 

"L I t tie Stran- 
ger" 550 

Edwards Davis. 550 
Rochez' Monk- 
eys 550 

Cliff Gordon. . . . 550 

"Dope" 5oo 

M r s. Gardner 

Crane 50O 

Kdna Aug 51 10 

"The Code 

Book'" 50o 

.McWatters and 

Tyson 5tH) 

Itooiicy & Pent. 5INI 

Joe Welch 500 

Caniille Oner. . . 5O0 

.James J. Morton 5oo 

Kd. F. Reynard. 5;iO 

Dunn & Glizier. 50!) 

Fred Niblo .TOO 

Julian Rose 500 

Gcnaro A Pailey 500 

(Jrace Hazard. . . 500 

and 

Ci.-isie Curie: le. . 250 




BARRY and WOLFORD. 




DAN SHERMAN'S LAKE. 

Tin* i> .i >ccne from DAN SHKRMAN'S LAKE. It was formerly known as Stralder's Lake. 
situated near ONFONTA, NEW YORK. 

The wood in the distance will be known as DE FORREST GROVE It Is right at the foot- 
hills of the Ci'tskllls, ubout three hours from Broadway. 

A health resort, a vacation place, and DAN Ih going to add a dance hall theatre, tftimmer 
pavilion and general amusement place to the natural bounties of the location. 



further along than the ordinary 
"freak" can go. 

In the United States among acts 
now playing or which have appeared 
this season, native and foreign, indi- 
viduals and productions, the follow- 
ing receive $500 or more each week. 
Hundreds of others draw less than 
that: 



2,500 
2.200 



Gertrude Hoff- 
man $3,000 

Russian Dancers 2,900 

(P. G. Williams) 
Eva Tan^uay. .. 2,500 
Gould & Suratt. 2,oo>) 
Payes and Nor- 

worth 

"Barnyard Ro- 
meo" ......... 

Amelia Dlngham 2.000 

Pauline 2,000 

Annette Keller- 

raann 2,000 

(By Special Contract) 

Alice Lloyd 1.500 

Julian Eltlnge. . 1.5oo 
Hlte & Donlln. . 1,54(0 
Andrew Mack.. 1,500 
Matthewson and 

Meyers 1,500 

Edwards' Song 

Revue 1,500 

Uwle l,2W) 



and 



Ward.... 
Hubbard. 
& Shan- 



Mclntvre 

Heath . 
Fanny 
Elbert 
Kelcey 

non 

Maclyn Arbuckle 
Clarice Mayne. . 
Frank Kcenan.. 
bigt low & Hajos. 
Hilda Spong & 
Co 

"Futurity Win- 
ner" 

Geo. Beban 

Julius Steger. . . 

Laura Jean Lib- 
bey 

Carrie De Mar.. 1,000 
Rock & Fulton. 1,000 
Adele Ritchie. .. 1,000 
Russian Dancers 1,000 
(Martin Berk) 



1,250 
1,250 
1 ,250 

1,250 

1,250 
1.200 
1.200 
1,000 

.1,000 

1,000 
1,000 
1.000 

1,000 




WEXTWORTH, VESTA and TEDDY 



VARIETY 



5* 



OLD TIME MINSTRELS 



BY GEORGE PRIMROSE. 



/ 



"Ah the cypress nods the pine, 
In the sighing of the wind 
So did minstrel melodies 
Enter the heart and mind " 

So quoted George Primrose when 
he was asked some time ago as to 
just what it was that first created 
the great vogue for the black-face 
aggregations. 

In this little record of the birth and 
ascendancy of minstrelsy I have tried 
to cover all of the incidents that have 
gone toward furthering this form of 
entertainment since it was first con- 
ceived to the present day. 

To those who are gone, I say, "Rest 
in peace." To those who are living 
today I say, "Welcome"; there may 
be a few through oversight or inad- 
vertency are not mentioned in this lit- 
tle history. To them I offer a brief 
and contrite apology. 



The first authentic record of a min- 
strel show given in America is shown 
by the following program: 

"THE BOWERY AMPHION," 
New York 

Monday Evening, Feb. 6th, 1843. 

Dan D. Emmett 

Dick Pelham 

Frank Brower 

William Whltlock. 

Of these four, not one remains alive 
today. In the absence of any other 
proof to show priority, to this quar- 
tet must go the credit of having or- 
ganized, conducted and performed 
the first minstrel show in the history 
of theatricals. 

After that various kinds of negro 
minstrels under the nom de plume of 
"Serenaders" or "Troubadors" came 
along. Many have left behind an ever- 




ALEXANDER and SCOTT. 

IN MINSTRKLSY. IN VAUDEVILLE. 

CINCINNATI "ENQUIRER" (Oct. .*{).— 'Thev were the important feature of Cohan & 
Harris' Minstrels last season, and this season's oiTeriim was ihe hit of the show." etc., etc. 

MILWAUKEE "FREE PRESS" (Oct. 17).— "Laicr, Effie Shannon and Herbert Kelcey— and 
Alexander and Seott— were offered us. Probably hetween them they share honors at the top of 
the bill. The latter bring their 'From VlrRlnla' to Milwaukee." ete . etc. 

NEW ORLEANS "PICAYUNE' (Nov. 1).— "Tliev were seen here last season, featured with 
Cohan & Harris' Minstrels. The act is so well dressed and niven with such distinctive class 
that it registers a hit without the surprise at the llnisli. The surprise turns applause into a 
riot." 

JESS in VARIETY (June 10). "The blnrkfm-e turn has many points to make it a feature 
on any program." 

RUFFALO "COURIER" (June *J1). "The real feature of the program is presented by 
Arthur Alexander and Thomas Scott, entitled 'From Virginia.' 

MEMPHIS "NEWS" (Aug. 8).—" 'Stopping tlw show' means getting continued applause 
These two young fellows do what may be called a Ileau Mrummel turn," etc., etc. 

ST. LOUIS "DEMOCRAT" (Aug. l."i» .— "They had the hnrdist position on the bill, that of 
closing, but was noteworthy for its many features." 

LOUISVILLE "COURIER-JOURNAL" (Aug. 1!1 ). -"Foremost amongst the entertainers were 
Alexander and Scott, 'From Virginia.' They duplicated their su-ecss while here with the 
Cohan & Harris' Minstrels." 

CHICAGO "NEWS," AMY LESLIE (Sept L'l ). "Decidedly the hit of the show. The big 
audience applauded Incessantly." 

CHICAGO "AMERICAN," CONSTANCE SKINNER (Sept. 1'- > "Late of Cohan & Harris' 
Minstrels, they spring a surprise at the end of their act. The surprise proves how clever the 
whole act Is." 

WALT In VARIETY.— "The show was stopped until they esunc through with a half doz.cn 
acknowledgments of the appreciation. This riot," etc., etc 

PITTSBURii "LEADER" (Sept. »'" > "Then esmv Alexander and Scott, conceded the most 
artistic ble'-kface specialty in vaudeville." etc , etc. 



lasting trail of remembrance in sweet 
melodies and song. 

Daniel Decatur Emmett, author of 
"Down in Dixie," was born in Mt. 
Vernon, O., October, 1815. He was 
one of the first men in America to 
put cork on his face and amuse the 



but a few know of him today — he 
was the original singer of "Sally Come 
Up." Fred Wilson was the first clog 
dancer in America. John Sivori began 
to wear black about the same time 
Wilson made his debut. Fred's broth- 
er, George,. is still in the game, known 




THOS. J. RYAN and MARY RICHFIELD. 



public with negro songs and jokes. 
HiB debut as an entertainer of this 
sort was made in 1843. 

At the present time there are but 
a few of the old school left. How- 
ever, a great many of the deceased 
will be remembered by some. • Edward 
Deares (deceased) played in White's 
"Serenaders" on the Bowery nearly 
sixty years ago. Sam I^angford, also 
a popular idol of that day, remained 
in harness until his death at seventy 
years, and Leavitt of Boston was an- 
other old timer long since passed, who 
could point proudly to a record of 
over forty years in minstrelsy. John 
Raynor was another. His real name; 
was John Ray. He was the first who 
(harmed the hearts of the British pub- 
lic with burnt cork artists. At his 
death he was past the seventy mark. 
John Ray came into the limelight in 
Mack face as a member of the Christy 
show in 1847. In 1856 he took a 
company called Christy's Minstrels to 
England and made such a terrific 
hit on that side of the Atlantic that 
even to this day all negro minstrels 
over there are usually termed "Chris- 
ty's Minstrels," no matter who owns 
the show. 

George H. Moore (or "Pony" Moore 
as he was more familiarly known) 
was a later invader of the British 
Isles and was the owner of the Moore 
and Burgess Minstrels, holding forth 
at St. James' Hall, London. Uncle 
Ben Cotton was another who rapped 
the banjo until he was long past sev- 
enty. Both have passed over the great 
divide. 

Dave Reed's name was once a 
household word to thousands, where 



and famous as George Wilson, the 
famous "Waltz Me Again Willie" min- 
strel. He is at present touring in 
vaudeville. 

Dan Bryant was the first of the 




KITTY BOCKMAN and ANNA GROSS 

SOMK COMKIUKNNKS. 
Hooked solid May 2. 1!»10, to July 10, 11)11. 
frdm coaBt to coast. 
Direction of NOIt.MAN I Kri'KKIKS. Phlla. 



"up-town" minstrels. Ho charmed 
many a listener with his bleached-up 
songsters at ltr.\niitV; theatre on 33d 
stre.-t. net i ;,\iii ;i\ijiiue, Nell Bry- 
iitit 1 1|. ( • used ) was his brother and 
« - « 1 1 1 ; 1 1 1 ;■ u> II l:U"\vii 

< < 'mii' ji'i. «1 on page 1 40. ) 



52 



VARIETY 



THE PICTURE INDUSTRY 



According to the Chicago Tribune, 
the Windy City is fast becoming a 
moving picture center. That western 
daily says among other things that 
within a decade there has grown up 
in Chicago an industry which, small 
in its inception, now reaches out to 



moving picture factories, and swift 
moving gondolas, with their gondoliers 
in fantastic costume, are paddling in 
and out among the devious channels. 
Business streets are there, and the 
characters who represent many of the 
slap-bang comedy scenes, which ap- 




FHANK IIUTLEDUE 

Is meeting with marked aucceSB ttaia season with the new version of his brilliant comedy 
niavlet "OUR WIFE." He is now playing the MORRIS TIME and is usually the feature. His 
company includes his talented wife. GRACE BAINURIDGE, and .!. K. BRADSHAW. 

Managers are unanimous in proclaiming this act to be one of the best of its kind in 

vaudeville 

Milwaukee ".Journal" said : "Received enthusiastically, full of laush provoking situations." 
Winnipeg '•Telegram" : "Delightful sketch, excruciatingly funny." 
Cleveland "Plain Dealer": "This act a hit." 
Pittsburg "Herald " : "Star act of the show. • 



all parts of North aud South America 
and which gives promise of as rapid 
development in the future as in the 
past. This industry is the manufac- 
ture of moving pictures. 

Chicago is the only city west of the 
Alleghenles with the exception of one 
plant at Los Angeles where the motion 
picture is manufactured. 

Two large factories employing 
about 200 men each, including the 
camera men and artists are constant- 
ly operating in Chicago, turning out 
an average of ten films weekly, one- 
fifth of those manufactured in the 
world. 

These films and pictures are ob- 
tained at a great expenditure of 
money, the estimate being that $10,- 
0Q0 is required to produce the ten 
films manufactured in Chicago. The 
cost of the individual pictures, how- 
ever, varies greatly with the details 
required in their production. 

Palaces are built in Chicago, mazes 
of mystic delight, the replicas of those 
homes in which resided the feudal lord 
and baron. Running waterways, such 
as are seen in Venice in their set- 
tings of Latin romance, a river flow- 
ing gently through the yards of the 



pear on the canvas of the 5-cent the- 
atre, haunt the doorways and chase 
in hordes after some poor unfortunate 
whose mishaps afford the amusement 
of the moving picture audience. 

But when it is necessary to go away 




for the scenes desired the expense is 
a matter of no consideration. Mov- 
ing picture manufacturers in Chicago 
have parties at present in South 
America, in Florida, and in numerous 
other parts of the northern and south- 
ern hemisphere. If it desired to ob- 
tain among Seminole Indians the mov- 
ing picture man with his camera goes 
to their reservation in Florida. The 
moving picture man is everywhere to 
take scenes which will be of interest- 
ing educational or historical value. 



the inception of the industry in Chi- 
cago. 

Ten prominent writers are now in 
the employ of Chicago manufacturers. 
Their work requires a skill which, it 
is asserted, is superior to that em- 
ployed in the writing of stories, be- 
cause they have to depend to such a 
large extent on the details of move- 
ment and expression in their scenes 
rather than on conversational meth- 
ods. " 

Hand in hand with the writers come 




MARIE and BILLY HART. 

Who are now playing the Orpheum Circuit and meeting with tremendous success. 

Presenting Their Own Original and Novel Comedy. 'THE CIRCUS (Jlltl/' in Vaudeville. 

MARIE HART has won for herself the title of AMERICAS MOST VERSATILE ARTISTE, 
and has been the recipient of the highest praise by press and public throughout the country. 

BILLY HART ranks as one of the most popular and capable comedians before the public 
and Is a writer and producer of many years' experience. The sketch. "'THE CIRCl'S GIRL." 
Is an original novelty capable of displaying the talents of the principals, and has met with 
such demand that no time has been lost since it was first produced, May It'», l!»lo 



the directors of the pictures, who are 
of the highest artistic ability. These 
men have been producers ol* drama, 
musical comedies, ami other produc- 
tions which require a special talent. 
They take the work of the authors 
and practically dramatize it. Some of 
the actors in the scenes which are 
daily thrown on the canvas are pu: 
through many rehearsals before a sat- 
isfactory effect is produced. 

The camera men must also be adepts 
in their special line. They must have 
a perfect understanding of atmos- 
pheric conditions and must know ex- 
actly the intensity of the light in 
which they are operating. For this 
purpose they are supplied with meters, 
which measure the light exactly as an 
electric meter measures the electric 
current or the gas meter measures the 
gas. 

In the beginning, a little more than 
ten years ago, there were not I'"* 
theatres in the I'nited States exhibit- 
ing pictures. Today there are mo're 
than 12,000 theatres. 




Al.l' 



PERO and WILSON. 

T. WILTON, Director and Manager. 



CARSON and W1LLAKD. 



SeaBon 11)10-11- "THE DUTCH IN EGYPT 
In preparation— "THE DUTCH IN IRELAND. 
M. S. BENTHAM, Apent. 



Moving pictures are a profitable 
business. They had its beginning in 
France in 1893. Three years later 
a concern In New York began the 
manufacture of pictures and 1897 saw 



The Aerial Smiths have had to 
erase two months of bookings through 
the illness of Mrs. Smith, who is at 
the Brokaw Hospital, Hloomington, 
111. 



VARIETY 



53 



"FRAMING UP" THE ACT 



BY LEO DONNELLY 

"(or Have/, and Donnelly) 
(Authors, Writer* nud What-Nut ?> 



Leaning against the bar in a saloon 
close by the Long Acre building with 
two big glasses of beer in front of 
them, stood two old time variety ac- 
tors. They were comparing the good 
old days of vaudeville with the situa- 
tion at present in the two-a-day en- 
tertainment. Nearby stood a pair of 
younger men who boasted of never 
laying off and being in constant de- 
mand by the managers. The first old 
actor was complaining about not be- 



ty years ago is all new to them. Why 

not use our old act? 

S. O. A. — Let's run it over. We 

opened with a song. That went this 

way: 

While strolling through the park one day 
'Twas In the lovely month of May 
I was taken by surprise 
By a pair of beauteous eyes. 

Bartender- -Why don't you hams 
hire a hall (Turning to customer.) 
No, sir, Mr. Sylvester just stepped out 
with Vic McGuire. 




TOM CILLKN 

• fi.\m;<> \.\ s fkii:m»." 

The beautiful Moral tribute in •iiir.-.l .il.nv. -i.mi'uni; «-■ vrn ("•■«! hi^li. was presented to 
"KINNEGAN'S FKIKNP." durum In- . i, -..a.unii ■ i.t ;.' Hi.- (illANIi TIIKATHK. SACRAMENTO. 
Cal., by his many admirers in that i-i'w 

The billing gives an id' a oi what ili.-v ilnuk <>i i I \NK< i AN ' <<n the Sl'LLl VAN'-CONSI - 
DINE CIRCl'lT. 

This Is MR. CiIM.E.VS ilnnl ni|« i»v- r tin- cntin rn.uit; :t- " '!"• •■ n " -ay-, lie intends to trip 
some more. 

I In ne addle : , I (■>■!.• nd. 



ing able to get an engagement. The 
second old actor agreed, having hern 
unfortunate along those lines hiinself. 
Together they tried to solve the prob- 
lem. Here's the dialog: 

First Old Actor— -1 wonder what 
these managers want, anyway. I see 
a whole lot of kids getting away with 
big money in vaudeville, and here' we 
are, a couple of swell comedians, with 
all kinds. of talent, and can't poke mir 
nose into Pat. Casey's door. 

Second Old Actor Say. I uot an 
idea. I knew Markie Loew \\h<n he 
was in the cloak busin< ss. I'll bet yon 
if we put an act togelher he'd ui\. n:- 
a week in Fall Kiver. 

F, O. A.- That's a great selene 
and I'll tell you how to put it over. 
You see the younger generation is 
growing up and the stuff we did twen- 



F. () A \\" • -1 1 . alter the song what 
did we sa> '.' 

S. (). A. It went like this: Who 
was that lady I seen you walking down 
the sine! with this morning? 

F. (). A o. yes, I remember now. 
That wasn't no lady, that was my wife. 

Small Time Performer Say, bo, 
that u r :m is sour. 1 tried it out last 
uick wiib mv partner in Dover, New 
.lers' y, and it died. 

S (). A Well, we can cut that one 
out and put in this: How many shirts 
can > on uet out of a yard? 

F. O. A. I don't know, sir. How 
many shirt cjui sou get out of a yard? 

S. () A. That depends on whose 
\;iiil yon get. into. 

S T. P Excuse me, but that's a 
knockout Is that your own stufT? 
I'd like to buy that. I play Troy next 



week and I've got to have all new 
stuff. 

F. O. A. — (Pulling S. O. A. aside.) 
You see, there's where we're making 
a mistake letting these guys hear the 
stuff. Now he'll pull that gag ahead 
of us sometime and crab one of our 
best laughs. Talk lower. 

S. O. A. — Yes, keep it down to a 
whisper. There's Montgomery and 
Stone over there. Go on. 



p O. A. — Hello, Dave, I haven't 
seen you for years. 

Dave Warfleld — Hello, Jerry, old 
man. What are you doing? 

F. O. A. — Nothing, Dave, I'm sorry 
to say. 

D. W. — W T ell, say, can you get ready 
to leave by 3:30 this afternoon? The 
part of the butler is open in "The 
Music Master. I'll give you thirty-five 




WILBUR MACK ami NULLA WALKER, 

In their Musical Flirtation. 
MR. MACK and MISS WALKER uro the originators of this stylo of «*ntcrtuinnicnt. Many 
have tried to copy their style of work, but they fulled. They luck the class, thu naturalness 
the sweetness with which the act Is presented by the original. 

Mr. Mack Is one of America's best light comedians, and Miss Walker Is very pretty, has I 
very Infectious laugh, know? how to dress. And, in fuct, it is the sweetest act in vaudeville. 



F. O. A. — Speaking of shirts, how 
long do you wear a shirt? 

S. O. A. — Oh, about three days. How 
long do you wear yours? 

F. O. A. — Thirty-six inches. That's 
the kind of stuff they want today. Sure 
fire stun*. Not this junk like Howard 
and North are pulling. Go on with the 
act. 

S. O. A. — Now i ain't got 'em fixed 
up but I can dig in my trunk and get 
out a couple of sure-fire gags to go 
right in there. One of them is where 
you tell me your wife is lu bed with 
malaria and I ask you why you don't, 
kill the dago. It's a riot, that one. 

F. O. A. — Yes, that's good and then 
we can put in that one where I ask 
you where you get shaved and you 
say "On the face." That'B a scream. 

S. O. A.- Gee, this stuff looks bet- 
ter and better to me. What do we 
want to pay dubs a lot of money 
to write stuff for? What do you say 
if we finish with that song: 

Comrades, Comrades, ever since wo were boys 
Sharing each other's sorrows, sharing cai'-h 
other'H Joys - 

S. T. P. — Hey! You guys got nerve. 
Mose Gumble wrote that song fer me 
exclusive, and if you use it 111 get my 
agent Jules Ruby to keep you from 
working. 

F. O. A. — I^et's get out of here. 
Lrt's get a couple of bottles of beer 
and go over to the room and rehearse. 

S. O. A. Cant we wait till tonight.' 
I don't want to see the landlady. 

F. O. A. — No, let's go after it now 
while it's hot. If we get this over 
there's two hundred bucks a week in 
it for ur. 

(They exit through the door and 
First Old Actor bumps into Dave War- 
field.) 



this season instead of thirty. Do you 
want it? 

F. (). A —You bet I do. 

D. W.- Here's twenty dollars. Be 
sure and make the train. 

F. O. A. You bet I will. God bless 
you, Dave. 

(Turning to Second Old Actor/ — 
Well, so long old man. I^ve Just got 
time to pack up and get away. I'll 
see you when 1 come back. You can 
have both those bottles of beer. 




1.1 \Nf|| MAUTIN 

A 111. 

' ill: I't'CKUNflS " 



54 



VARIETY 



HEBE 



"BUSINESS" AND "NOTICES" 



i 



"Excuse me, but aren't you Mr. 
Blank of the Varikty? I thought you 
were. I stopped you because I was 
over to the office wanting to put in 
a page ad, but they didn't seem to 
know anything about it over there. 

"Do you know the prices? And 
which should I take, a page just be- 
fore my opening or a page this week 
telling about it. 

"You know we are going to open 
at Hammer8tein's the 29th with a new 
act. All new, and the scenery cost 
me $650. I've got one dress for Miss 
Doe which cost me $800 and if it 



tell you how good it is. We tried out 
last week at So. Norwalk and after 
the matinee we were put in to close 
the intermission. At the night show 
the manager came back and aske.l 
me as a personal favor to take out 
the bit, because the show couldn't go 
on. 

"Of course, I don't know how it's 
going at Hamnierstein's, but if there 
isn't a bunch of boneheads in the 
house 1 don't see how it could fall 
down. For the second encore we have 
framed up a neat dance, none of the 
steps we did before, and for a cur- 




POWERS AND WILSON 

In the UREEZY COMEDY HIT. 

AT POSEYVILLE STATION 
A classy feature in "One." 
Playing from coast to coast. 
Direction of XORMAN JEFFERIES, Philadelphia. 



ain't the swellest thing ever pulled 
on Broadway, I hope they close us 
after the matinee. 

"We open with a song that was 
specially written for me. Cost me 
$150, too. I think that's a good 
idea, don't you? Then we do a lit- 
tle kidding while we finish with a 
dance. She leaves to make a change 
and I've got a little thing 1 picked up 
somewhere to fill in. 

"When she returns with that dress 
I just spoke to you about, I duck off 
while they are applauding and she 
does her novelty song under the spot- 
light. 1 can't tell you what that is 
because we want to pull it fresh. It's 
never been dene before, and I've got 
to protect it. I come back and we 
have a great song and dance for the 
finish. It's another song specially 
written for us. I paid $2 00 for that 
one. Vince Bryant wrote it, but won't 
let us use his name because we 
wouldn't let him publish it for six 
months. This restricted song thing 
is the greatest ever I think. 

"For an encore we have a change, 
stripping down and we have a great 
bit of pantomime there. Well, I'll 



tain we are going to do a little dialog, 
with business. 

"Now how does that look to you? 
You're a critic and see all these acts. 
Well, perhaps that is best. Let us 
know after you see the first show, 
will you? I'd be ever so much ob- 
liged if you would come behind and 
tell us where we are wrong. I like 
honest criticism. If I'm bad I want 
to know it, and it's the critic who 
must tell us. We can't see ourselves 
on the stage, that's sure. 

"And say, don't think because I 
spoke about the ad I want a good 
notice; just say what you think, but 
If I could get that back page the 
week before we opened it would be 
great for us. Perhaps I had better 
take it the Saturday we open, or bet- 
ter yet, perhaps the Saturday after, 
because then you see the ad wouldn't 
come out with the notice, and if it was 
a good one nobody could say, 'Well, 
look at the ad, why wouldn't they get 
a good notice.' 

It's the same old spiel in the same 
old way. There's isn't a reviewer on 
Vakihtv who doesn't hear it. once or 
more weekly. 



"ME AN' BILL" 

By JOHN J. O'CONNOR. 

(WYNN.) 



I'm feelln' kind o' blue to-night— let's hit it 

for a spree ; 
What's that? Me gal has trim me down? 

Don't pull that noise on me ; 
It ain't a skirt I'm thlnkln' of— It ain't a frock 

or frill; 
1 just happened to be thlnkln' of the good old 

times— and Bill. 

Who's BUI? He's a pal I've had for seven 

years or move ; 
Say, Togo, sure you must have heard me speak 

of Bill before. 
I ain't much good on stories, kid — it ain't my 

line of skill ; 
But ketch this If you want to hear of how I 

first met Bill. 

'Twas down in Louie's j>ooI room -the lights 

were beaming bright ; 
The gang had all assembled there to roll the 

dice that night ; 
I'd made a dollar come-bet, an' I stopped to 

roll a pill ; 
A chap says, "Got the makins, Bo?" I turned 

and first met Bill. 

Ills face was good old Irish, an' he had an 

honest eye ; 
There was an air about him that money 

couldn't buy ; 
I ain't no hot-house pansy— for I've been 

through the mill ; 
I can always t>pot a good one— that's how I 

spotted Bill. 

I still can see the faces that were assembled 

there ; 
Through all the hazy clouds of smoke that 

drifted on the air; 
Outside an "L" train rumbled by— I hear that 

rumblin' still. 
For that's the when and where and how I first 

bumped into BIU*-.^ 

I had been losing steadily what kale I had to 
burn ; 

I handed Bill my Durham Lo! my luck com- 
menced to turn ; s ,__/ 

I couldn't make a point— not even cop abet— 
until 

I saw my horseshoe-rabblt's-foot-four-leaf- 
clover Bill. 

We put our coin together, and the first thing 
that you know, 

The fours were comln' easy and the tens a 
pipe to throw; 

I started on a clean-up, an" their feet com- 
menced to chill, 
.Till the bunch refused to fade me, so I passed 
the dice to Bill. 

He started in a-passin', and I thought he'd 
never stop. 

While I was busy takln' all the come-bets I 
could cop ; 

The only change we didn't grab went to the 
houseman's till ; 

At last the game we busted, so I blew up- 
town with Bill. 

We started up Eighth Avenue, dropped In the 

Hungaloo ; 
We met a couple d arbors there an' had a 

dance or two ; 
We downed a couple lagers, then we hiked for 

Crummy Hill ; 
"We'll help 'em rush the can up there," sez 

I that night to Bill. 

We found 'em squatted on the rocks, partakin" 

liquid lunch ; 
Mig Red McKnlght and Paddy Scott and others 

o' the bunch ; 
Srz Jimmy Cherry, "Ruy a pint." We took 

the can to fill. 
And shagged it up to Nick's saloon the can. 

meself and Bill. 

Who should we meet but Johnny Boyce the 

minute we arrive ; 
Sez he, "I've got two duckets. Win -thev're 

for the Jolly Five." 
Sez I. "I'm lookin' pretty bum"— I wasn't 

dressed to kill ; 
Sez he to me. "Aw, what the dlff. go up there. 

you and Bill." 

So we up to the Manhattan, where the dance 

was In full sway ; 
A thousand lights glramin 'and the hall bright 

and gay ; 
The orchestra was playln' they were startin' 

a quadrille ; 
We grabbed n couple pardners, one for me 

and one for Bill. 

The tune was "Wcarin' o' th' (Ircen," 'twas 

Schroeder's German band : 
How they could ever play It I could never 

understand ; 

Ev'y now and then the piccolo too-tooed an 

extra trill, 
The fiddler yelled. "Ch:mgc pardners," an' I 

quick swap queens with Bill. 

When through we sat down at a table with 

our Molls ; 
Their names, Nell and Frankle, and. say. 

Cull, they were dolls! 
We ordered up some lager, but th' stuff he 

brought was nil; 
Mut I didn't know the difference, nor did the 

gals nor Bill. 

Ten thousand red-head devils and th' French 
and Indian war! 

More snakes than were in Ireland wlgglln' on 

the floor ; 
Klght million purple doodle-bugs tome to do 

us 111 ; 
I could see 'em very vivid: the same was true 

of BUI. 



The walls were on the bias (that's another 

word for slant) ; 
Sez I to Bill. "Lesh take a walk." Sec BUI 

to me, "I can't." 
We clean forgot about the gang still waitln' 

on the hill. 
More anxious for the bucket than they were 

for me or BUI. 

Sez he. "Lesh take a Turkish bash.'' Sez I, 

''Lesh call a cab" ; 
Bring on your husky rubber; bring on your 

marble slab. 
Sez he, "Lesh go to Hollender's or else the 

Murray Hill." 
Sez I to him, "Lesh go to both." "We ought 

to," answers Bill. 

The noonday sun shone brilliant in the azure- 
tinted skies ; 

It flooded through the window, and I up and 
rubbed my eyes ; 

A robin red chirped merrily upon the window 
sill; 

Celestial music to my ears— then came a snore 
from BUI. 



That night was seven years ago, but I can 

feel It yet ; 
That was the big night of them all— say. go' 

a cigarette? 
Now I'm longin' for the poolroom and the gans 

on Crummy Hill. 
Manhattan an' the Bungaloo an' Nick's saloon 

and Bill. 



I never will be happy till I pack my little 

trunk 
And hop a rattler for New York, and there 

get beastly drunk ; 
There wouldn't be a brewery, and there 

wouldn't be a still 
But what would pay big dividends— just out 

of me and Bill. 

Say, Togo, let's get soused to-night ; we'll start 

somewhere In town ; 
Let's say the Hotel Grant, since the Sherman 

House is down, 
And who knows where we'll finish up — If we 

ever will ; 
1 want another big night, like the first I had 

with Bill. 




GERTIE EVERETT 

With 

"FADS AND FOLLIES." 

Miss Everett Is an English girl. In her 

single sinking specialty there Is no mlstak-» 

ing It. for she has .everything that has made 

English singers popular In America. 

A «hic appearance helps a repertoire ( ,f 
songs that need Just the personality Miss 
Kvi'ictl possesses. 



VARIETY 



55 




56 



VARIETY 



THAT "BLACK LIST" 

It needs some convincing to make some with millions, from playing 
any one believe men who have maue vaudeville, do not understand their 
thousands, hundreds of thousands, and business. It's so Impossible that the 





KINGSTON and THOMAS. 

Are presenting a piano act and singing specialty In the middle west. They style their Inter- 
lude "AFTER THE MATINEE, " and therein MISS THOMAS, conceded to be the queen of "rag- 
time," Introduces solo selections on the instrument and plays the accompaniment for MR. 
KINGSTON'S songs. 

Vaudeville hns yet to produce MISS THOMAS' equal as a lady "rag-time" pianist. 



matter of the "blacklist" has reached, 
in the minds of many people, a plain 
case of "pride." 

The United Booking Offices man- 
agers, who, with Martin Beck, of the 
Orpheum Circuit, first decided that a 
"blacklist" should be maintained, 
have upheld the theory that to bar 
acts (which play "opposition") from 
a'ppearing in the vast majorty of the 
largest variety theatres in the coun- 
try must, in time, crush that opposi- 
tion. 

The "blacklist" was not created — 
as some may believe — to intimidate. 
It was a business proposition. When 
E. F. Albee, general manager of the 
United Booking Offices, laid in an Al- 
bany (N. Y.) hospital recovering from 
broken limbs resulting from an auto- 
mobile accident on election day, 1908, 
he may have utilized a portion of his 
restful waking moments to theorize 
out the ultimate accomplishment of a 
"blacklist." It was shortly after Will- 
iam Morris had commenced his inde- 
pendent career as a manager. 

Whoever thought of the plan caus- 
ed Martin Beck, Percy G. Williams, 
William Hammerstein and A. Paul 
Keith to assemble in Mr. Beck's priv- 
ate office, then in the St. James Build- 
ing. 

Before that meeting ended, it was 
announced for publication that the 
"blacklist" would commence to operate 
and continue to operate for at least 
two years. The two years passed. 
Another announcement of intention 
to carry it along two more years if 
necessary was made. In 1908 no one 
expected to see the "blacklist" in 
operation in 1910. No one now ex- 
pects to see it in 1912. But no one 



HAIGHT ST. THEATRE. 

Messrs. HALLAHAN & GETZ, sole proprie- 
tors and managers of the AUTOMATIC VAU- 
DEVILLE CO.. owning and controlling three 
of SAN FRANCISCO'S best paying vaudeville 
and picture houses which have adopted the 
continuous policy, have made rapid and envi- 
ous Btrldes since entering the field and are de- 
serving of the more credit for the faith and 
confidence displayed in the future of this city, 
at the time they decided to become an im- 
portant factor in its amusement enterprises. 

Both are pioneers in the Nlckleodeon busi- 
ness of the city, having opened their first 
house, the BROADWAY THEATRE, on Broad- 
way St. in the heart of the Latin Quarter 
shortly after the big fire, with a large com- 
modious Penny Arcade in conjunction, which 
later warranted the constru .-tlon of the 
HAIGHT ST. THEATRE, a steel nnd concrete 
building with a seating capacity of 1.200. 
which opened to the public around the first of 
the year. 

Situated as It is in the heart of n densely 
populated district free from competition it has 
proven a credit to their judgment and a pop- 
ular and creditable addition to the district. 
Three shows are given dally of three acts and 
pictures, playing n spilt week with the Broad- 
way. The stage is fully equipped to handle 
any average production with an opening of 21 
ft. high, :U ft. width, and L'O ft. deep. 

The latest acquisition by Messrs. Hallnhan 
& Getz Is the MARKET ST. THEATRE, a 
steel and concrete building with a seating ca- 
pacity of 1.20O, erected at the » nst of $t»0,000. 
This house Is located in the down town dis- 
trict on Market St., thp main artery of the 
city, between Powell and Mason Sts. This In- 
vestment, lookei] upon by old showmen as a 
foolhardy proposition, has pro\en a winner 
under the capable management of Its promot- 
ers. Four shows dally are given of four acts 
and pictures, the acts playing a full week. 
Stage dimensions pro. arch 21 ft., width 28 
ft.. 20 ft. deep. 

All three houses are booked by the BERT 
LEVEY CIRCUIT. 




ROSE SYDELL. 

The statuesque and attractive star of -THE LONDON BELLES" has always been in the 
rront rank among the best dressed women in burlesque. She is always costumed with rAre good 
taste and wears gowns or tights with becoming grace. Even though she Is not much In evi- 
dence with this seasons production, she iills the eye effectivilv whenever appearing. Her style 
is typical of the dash and verve which makes burlesque leading women distinctive among 
actresses, and her fame is as wide as the realm she adorns. 



can tell. For over a year hack it has 
been the heighth of folly for- the 
United Booking Offices to maintain 
that list. It has been continued never- 
theless. While not always strictly livel 
up to, the exceptions (outside of 
two or three large bookings) have 
been the engagement by United man- 
agers of minor "blacklisted" turns. 
There are numberless instances of 
"blacklisted acts" appearing in United 
managers' houses under assumed 
names or titles. Also there are num- 
berless instances of 'Tinted acts" 
playing "opposition houses" under 
a nom de plume. These individual 
exceptions were a matter of "taking 
chances" by the act and the manager. 
"The blacklist" is known "official- 
ly" as the "opposition sheet." Wher- 
ever a vaudeville turn plays in a city 
where there stands a theatre book- 
ed through the United Booking Of- 
fices or the Orpheum Circuit, but 
does not appear in that house, it be- 
comes a "blacklisted act" through 
having "appeared for the opposition." 
All variety theatres competing for 
business with the houses of the big 
circuits are considered "opposition," 
whether playing the first grade or the 
lesser vaudeville bills. 

In the two years the "blacklist" 
has been pending there have been 
tacked onto it more names ami nets 
than are now engaged jointly by Un- 
united Offices and the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit. As a historical fact, the Or- 
pheum Circuit and its direct booking 
affiliations have never accepted the 



"blacklist" seriously. The Orpheum 

Circuit on its main line kept 

(Continued on page 147.) 




MEIlltY CHRISTMAS. 

"COOKIE" 



VARIETY 



57 



MORRIS* OTHER WAY. 

William Morris while "kidding" 
may have discovered a way to get 
around the "time" disturber on his 
"big bill" programs. 

The other day an act said to the 
manager: "I can't do seven minutes. 
It's impossible. That's only time 
for half my act." 

"Great," said Morris, "And do the 
other half the next time you play 
here." 



KARNO GOING WEST. 

The Karno Comedy Co. has accepted 
a continuous engagement on the Sul- 
livan-Considine Circuit, opening Feb. 
26, next, at Cincinnati. 

The contract is a large one for the 
Sullivan-Considine people. It is said 
they pay the act $000 weekly. 

The Karno Company is at present 
appearing for William Morris at tne 
American, New York. Next week "A 
Night in a London Club" will be re- 
vived there by the company. 




HUtXHA.M and C.RIJKNWOOD. 

TWO C.IKLS ANH A IMAXO." 



Joseplune Fields, formerly with 
Gus Solke's "Toy Shop Pastimes," will 
continue as a "single." 



Ned Norton closes with" the "Follies 
of \'ew York and Paris company this 
Saturday night. 



Lillian Herlein is due to arrive in 
New York between Dec. 20 and Jan. 

1. 

Wilkie Kurd is a late member of 
the Influenza Club, having laid off last 
week instead of playing the Tivoli. 



J. II. Shannon has composed "The 
Coster Rag" for exclusive use by Alice 
Lloyd, now touring in the West. It 
has Coster dialect, English melody 
and an American "ragtime" swing. 



Jessie Mil ward and John Glenden- 
ing will play three weeks in vaude- 
ville before resuming their legitimate 
engagements after the Christmas. 




NEVERMORE 

By DICK CROLIUS. 

With apologies to Mr. Poe. 
(All rights reserved). 



As I wandered, weak and weary— looking seedy, feeling beery- 
In and out amongst the actors, round the Knickerbocker door ; 

Near a bunch of "hams" I'm stopping— my Forrestorlan brow I'm mopping- 
As I listen to. the shocking shocking tales told oft before, 

How some "would-be," who'd been starring, will do so nevermore. 

Ah I distinctly I remember— 'twas July I spied a member 
Of a snap out since September— 

And I "touched" him as I'd often done before, 
To see If I could borrow — enough to steer me o'er the morrow ; 

But my soul was filled with sorrow, as he answered "Nevern-ore." 

Alas! that I — a poor "strapped" actor- who was once a benefactor 
To many and many a brother, In the good old days of yore, 

To be thus refused a quarter— compelled to drink cold water; 
Quoth this varlet : "So you oughter— as you never did before, 
And money I will loan thee* pevcrmore." 

Soon the city undertaker will plant as Rood a maker 
As Forrest, Booth, or Barrett, now long since gone before ; 

Soon they'll lay me 'ncnth the clover my barnstorming days are over, 
'Round the square I'll be a rover— nevermore. 




. ELIZABETH MUKIIAY. 

Vaudeville seems to have lost Miss Murray for good and all. . When attempting the first 
legitimate role ever played, success In abundant degree attended her venture. The verdict 
recorded by Chicagoans at the opening performance of "Mme. Sherry," at the Colonial, has 
been endorsed by New Yorkers at the New Amsterdam, where her original type of a stage 
Irishwoman is enlarging her reputation as an artist of native ability. 

Miss Murray will continue plnying tin- same part In the original "Mme. Sherry" organiza- 
tion throughout the New Amsterdam engagement. 

Then FRAZEE & LEDERER will elevate her to stardom, probably returning her to Chicago. 
If present plans carry, theatricals will witness the unusual occurrence of a woman becoming 
a star within a year, or little ni<»;i\ ait«r -.In- spiki* brr Hrst line as a dramatic actress. 



Adelaide Norwood, the prima don- 
na, is to be a feature at the Majesties 
in the west during the present month. 

Henri French has designs upon the 
Wright Brothers' airships. Henri s;iys 
he thinks he will become a flier next 
summer. 



Jim Thornton is detained in Chi- 
cago this week, under the doctor's 
care, obliging a cancellation of his 
engagement at Ilammerslein's this 
week. 



LHNEDIN TROUPE. 

World Famed Acrobatic Cyclists. 
Booked direct through JAMES E. DONEOAN, 



Manager. 



Bessie Wynn has been booked by 
the Orpheum offices for a few weeks 
in the middle west and will appear at 
the Majestic, Chicago, during Decem- 
ber. 



Charles l<>oliriuui slipped over a 
regular pice of press work Monday 
when h<- ;in<l Kyr|e Hellew making a 
trip ;ironri<l !n world in his own 
t« ;ut !: ji ■:< 1 a company of fifty, 
ll;i:-"i. n :.|i»rtoire from here to Sl- 
..p. .r ' !..-■ 1: That's got a little SODie- 
•!:.■(: . 'it;, pipe ever landed. 



5« 



VARIETY 




BELLA DOYLE and KARL GOFORTII 

In tlwir COMEDY MINSTREL SKIT in •'ONE," with special scenery, 
Wishes ;ill a Merry Xiikis and Happy New Year. 



i»i{()i»osi;s $200,000 hoisi:. 

Springfield, Mass., Dec. 1. 

.1. C. Kemater, cashier of the Chapin 
National Bank, R \V. -Braden, IV E. 
Fox, .1. \V. Kenney, C. T. Shean, W. 
M. Kimball and Dr. J. T. Shechan are 
anions the prominent Springfield citi- 
zens who have organized a corpora- 
tion to erect a new theatre building 
on Main street. 

The company is capitalized at $500,- 
000. It is estimated the building will 
cost $200,000. The theatre is to have 
a capacity of 2,f>00. Ground will be 
broken .Ian. 1. The Samuel M. Green 
Co. has drawn the plans and say the 
theatre will be completed next August. 



and Laury Valentcene, of that act, 
were married at the City Hall, Chi- 
cago, Nov. I'M. 



The Kirksmith Hutler Girls' Or- 
chestra, L\"> pieces, now playing lyceuni 
engagements, will invade vaudeville 
the latter part of January. Mr. But- 
ler has another act in the varieties, 
the Kirksmith Sisters (sextet) on the 
western vaudeville circuits at present 



Mnlx'l Valenteene Moree ( formerly 
"flier" with the 'A Flying Valonteenes) 





KNOX and ALIGN 

l're-*Ol)t illg lUtecn minutes of rff el \ es> (Mi ' 
comedy in "mie 

Nut a (lull tin 1 1 1 1 >■ ii t lietwri a the laughs A 
lively in I thai i awa> from iserytlung elt-e hi 
\ audeville 

Thev have In 'i-ii liniikcil nvi'r the I ' N" I "I" !•' I » 
TIME l.v NdKMAN .1 KI'I'K K 1 ES. 



GUY SMITH'S THEATRES. 

•THE TEN CENT KING" doesn't sound 
very high falutin', but it means considerable 
and Is well applied to MANAGER GUY 
SMITH of the BROADWAY THEATRE, OAK- 
LAND. Cal . THE HOME OE INDEPENDENT 
VAUDEVILLE 

The Broadway lias a capacity of 1,000 play- 
ing four shows a day and Ave on Sunday, 
hooking through the 1IKHT LEVEY CIRCUIT, 
charging ten rents all over the house. 

TDK CAMERA THEATRE, adjoining THE 
MROADWAY, is al-*o conducted by MANAGER- 
SMITH as an M. 1*. bonne and has proven a 
profitable adjunct, catching as it does the 
nightly overflow from the Broadway, which 
plays to an estimated attendance of over 20,- 
ii<M> weekly. Located at lL'th & Broadway, in 
the heart of the business district of Oakland, 
both houses have proven veritable "money 
mines" under the capable management of the 
■'Von Cent King." With years of experience 
behind him in all branches of the theatrical 
business, rated as the oldest showman in Oak- 
land, and for nine years manager of the Mae- 
Donough Theatre, the combination house of 
Oakland Mr. Smith has a thorough knowledge 
of the whims and fancies of his patrons, who. 
well awnic of this fact, always feel assured of 
satisfaction whenever patronizing a house of 
the "TEN CENT KING." 




HENNINCS, LEWIS AND CO. 

One of the standard comedy acts of vaudeville. This mmhui the ait came i • \ u York 
after a three years' absence in the West, and were immedTatclv given sixiein week- inniracis 
from the UNITED HOOKING OEEICES. 

The act has been (hanged around considerable sue c last appearing in \< w York. Hut all 
managers and agents agree that the ad is bctier now than e\cr before 

ROSS LEWIS says the "proof of lb.- pudding" is the four month-' lontraci- he received 
•ind is now playing successfully. 



A. K. Daly, who attempted to kill last summer, was sentenced for three 
his wife, Teddy Hudson, a chorus girl, years, Tuesday, after a trial. 




T. O'MALLEY JENNINCS 

The clever English light comedian, at present with "Till-: DEACON AND THE LADY.' 
a musical comedy with whh Ii he has been a decided succc-s. \\ |-. ,,,,( S( , long ago that Mr. 
Jennings first visited New York He has remained in Ann in a since First appearing In a 
vaudeville sketch, his s<rvi< cs war*' immediately In demand for productions. Mr. Jennings has 
appeared In several. 



VARIETY 



iSL 



$150,000 IN ACTS IN CHICAGO 



Chicago, Dec. 1. 

Over the books of Chicago agents 
$150,000 worth of acts pass weekly. 
Figure only a season of forty weeks; 
that me an 8 six million dollars in book- 
ings, and five per cent, of that is 
$300,000. These amounts are con- 
servative and do not include' the extra 
twelve weeks bookings of whatever 
theatres keep open the year 'round. 

Figures, if correct, don't lie. In 
this instance the estimate has been 
made by a man engaged in the book- 
ing business and fully qualified. They 
tell a concise story of Chicago's im- 
portance as a vaudeville center. 

They indicate the reason why more 
vaudeville artists have made their way 
to Windytown within the past three 
months than ever before Known in the 
memory of the oldest inhabitant; they 
prove that Chicago is easily the big- 



of a booking agent in the sources 
through which ho can place acts are 
transitory. The keen competition to 
secure houses makes it impossible for 
almost any agent to say that what he 
has today will be his tomorrow, and 
by that same token his guess would 
be no nearer correct than would the 
estimate supplied by an outsider fa- 
miliar with conditions. The figures 
are not promulgated as authoritative. 
Frank Q. Doyle with 30, leads the 
"independent agents" in the number 
of theatres booked. The Hodkins 
time has about 20; Sullivan-Consi- 
dine's office, 20; William Morris, l. r »; 
('has. Doutrick, 10; Earl J. Cox, 1 "» ; 
Jake Sternad, 10; Wm. K. Buchannan, 
12, Henry Brown, 8; Coney Holmes, 
iO; J. E. Irving, 10; Chas. O. Hard- 
ing, 10; Ed. R. Lang. Pantages time 
and r». The lately organized "oppo 




(MISS) SYDNEY SHIELDS. 




>rtly. She will next apptv 

WIKE." writ ton especially for her. 

MISS SHIELDS Is known as "THE MAIDE ADAMS OV VAUDEVILLE. 



gost vaudeville center outside of the 
Metropolis, for both actor and man- 
ager. 

An estimate of the number of the- 
atres which draw upon Chicago for a 
part or all of their programs shows a 
total of about .V>0 houses, divided 
about equally, bet wren "Independent" 
and "Association" booked. The fig- 
ures which follow, relating to the "In- 
dependents," have not been confirmed 
through application to the various 
agencies mentioned; obviously they 
could not be more correct if they were 
given out by the agents themselves; 
for the reason that the "vested rights" 



sition" booking office, ' T. H. ('.." has 
about 10. 

The "Association"' (Western Vaude- 
ville Managers' Assn.) presents a for- 
midable front. Manager Chas L\ 
IVray states that 175 houses are in va 
rious ways affiliated. This iniludos 
theatres in the middle west, booked 
by the association's representatives; 
the Interstate and Rosalie Muckenfuss 
houses, and a partial supply to the 
many theatres embraced in the (ins 
Sun Circuit. In addition to the "As 
sociation" and "Independent" offices 
an 1 connections, there are several 
"short circuits" drawing furtively 



upon Chicago, a considerable amount 
of "cafe" vaudeville, club entertain- 
ment and what-not. 

Circuit representation, as has been 
indicated, includes Sullivan-Consi- 
dine, Hodkins, Pantages, the Princess. 
Butterfield, C.us Sun and "T. B. C." 
To supply these circuits nobody has 
yet come forward with an estimate of 
how many acts it requires weekly. 
The Chicago local field is alone a 
whopper. While a vast majority of 



booking through Doyle set an early 
pace, fast and expensive, which has 
kept competition seething in many 
otherwise peaceful neighborhoods. 

The "T. H. C." formed through an 
alliance of what had previously been 
known as the Churchill, Keefe and 
Miles time, can be credited with book- 
ing and handling the most expensive 
bills, week in and week out, booked 
from Chicago agencies. The alliance 
forms, also, the most compact front of 




THOMAS J. GRAY. 



has made rapid atrides 



THOMAS I (JHAY. -THE VERSATILE VAl DEVILLE WHITER,' 
in ili«' Theatrical Husinrss. 

Practically unknown two yiars ano, he entered the writing I'm hi, ami since (Inn has written 
successful material for over two hundred artists. ANY LITTLE (JIRL THAT'S A NICE 

LITTLE C.IRL IS THE RIC.HT LITTLE (URL FOR ME. I'llINK IT OVER. MARY." 

"CRISTO ('OM'MItO." "NOT ME." "LET ME HAVE A KISS I'NTIL TO-MORROW, THEN 
ILL COME AROl'ND AND PAY IT HACK," and over a dozen oilier popular hits owe their 
birth to -TOMMY," as they call him around the Putnam HuildiiiK. 



performers obtain their own employ- 
ment there are eight or a dozen "ten- 
percenters" (agents) who operate in 
conjunction with some of the offices 
or book strictly "on their own," plac- 
ing clients on a basis of commission 
ft r recompense. The number includes 
Kddie Shayne. Norman Kriedonwald. 
Adolph Meyers. Tom Hrantford, Harry 
Spingold. Murray Wee, Lee Krausf, 
"and there are others." Kvory season 
the crop of commission men, so it is 
said, varies in size and generally ha \ <• 
been short lived; but this year is an 
exception. The "Ass nciai ion" has 

thrown open its doors to such agents 
as Manager Way desires to enter from 
the outside. This h;is been a source 
of substantial encouragement to more 
than one ten-percenter." 

The most conspicuous incidents tie- 
I resent season has thus far disclcsed 
is 1 1 1 • * i ii i roduct ion of "big names" 
into "<mall time" bills and the forma- 
tion of the Theatre Hooking Cor- 
poration ( before referred to as "T. 
H (' ."). To Frank Q. Doyle should 
uo the credit of interjecting the big 
names and big salariel hcadliiWT us ;i 
general proposition. In a desiiltorv 
way the "big ones" ha\o been shown 
at the local ,, 10-20 , s" but theatres 



all the "opposition" which the "As- 
sociation" finds presented to it. 

Hut aside from fact and figures 
there has been a side light of humor 
which has made the season productive 
of something else than sodden reali- 
ties. Somewhere in the infinite scheme 
of mid-west vaudeville is an associa- 
tion, strayed or stolen. It. was to have 
been a mutual affair, to embrace every 
manager of a vaudeville theatre who 
looked to Chicago for its source of 
supply or who operated a vaudeville 
house within a ridus of ever s:> many 
mib s from this city. The prelim- 
inary meetings were held; opposition 
mei opposition with knives sheathed, 
a name was selected, officers were 
chosen and three meetings were held. 
Hut ihe fourth one ne\er came off. 

It's a sad tab to relate; that an able 
bodied association oi vaudeville wise- 
acres should be los* or loose some- 
where, endangering nob'»dy but itself 
and fruitful of nothinu save s.uno real 
laughs. lint sin h K the case; for 

in its place we find an association of 
"As.-ociai ion" mar i :■■ rs 

And the I " 1 1 : ■ . i . lintel luses some 
good -piiibi-, uh<i promised and re- 
sohed and nu'd tliit they should 
meet each foi'ioL'ht and "get mutual." 



6o 



VARIETY 



VAGARIES OF ACTORS 



Did you ever walk down that part 
of Broadway known as the Rlalto? 
Yes? Well, then if you kept your eyes 
wide open you have undoubtedly no- 
tired some of the things herewith set 
forth. 

Time and time again I have seen 
the "heavy" of the melodramatic stage 
strut proudly along New York's main 
thoroughfare and even though with 



tempted a serious role. Belasco saw 
the making of a great character actor 
in Warfleld. He starred him a short 
while after in "The Music Master." 
Warfleld was a tremendous success. 
The play ran for almost two years on 
Broadway. Then it was sent on tour. 
Warfleld played the role for nearly 
Ave years. Today when one sees him 
walking down the street it isn't David 




PHIL MILLS and BBSSE MO.ULTON 

M<< tin/ with gratifying success— presenting their Laughing Oddity 

"A TRIAL PERFORMANCE." 
MKKKY XMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. 



hut a lone nickel in the jeans lie would 
look askance at the mere mention of 
vaudeville. Mow did 1 Know that he 
was a melodramatic heavy? Well, 
that is just the purpose of this story 
and the only excuse for it. 

It was his general appearance, the 
characteristic manner in which he 
strutted along and the supercilious air 
with which he greeted those who pass- 
ed him by. His clothing and the man- 
ner worn also had something to do 
with the classification. 

Actors are not cast in a different 
mould than that of we other mortals, 
although there are a host of the form- 
er who would like to have the general 
public believe differently. But still 
there is something about the actor that 
makes it easy for one who has de- 
veloped a slight sense of observation 
to distinguish him in any sort of a 
crowd, no matter how large or how 
small. 

There are three or four actual in- 
cidents that one can take as an exam- 
ple of what the playing of tin; certain 
line of characters will have on the 
delineator. 

Take, for instance, David Warfleld. 
The story of his debut in the theatri- 
cal world is too well known to need 
retelling. A few years ai;o he was a 
Hebrew conie:lian in the Weber and 
Fields all star stock company that held 
forth at. the little music hall on lower 
Broadway and was as jovial a clown 
as one would care to meet. Jests and 
pranks were part ol his life off as well 
as on the stage. Tlwii came the 
change. 

Warfield was plan-d under contract 
by David Belasco, after he had at- 



Warfleld that passes you by, but "The 
Music Master." 

From the smiling good natured 
jokester of other days he has changed 
to a man whose face is seamed with 
the marks of a great sorrow, his walk 
is that which he used In the character 
and every move, even to the slightest 
gesture, is that of the principal char- 
acter in his greatest success. 

Richard Mansfield, the greatest of 
all American character actors until his 
death, and to whom there is no suc- 
cessor in all of the dramatic stars of 
the American stage to-day, was an- 
other of those who through the long 
playing of parts absorbed so much of 




the characters into his system that for 
years he was acting off as well as on 
the stage. 

Season in and out one read in the 
dailies of many eccentricities of the 
noted actor. First it would be a row 
with a leading lady; then a disturb- 
ance with a hotel proprietor, perhaps, 
because some guest had knocked on 
his door by mistake, or some other 
trivial happening would cause the star 
to flare up and cause no end of com- 
motion. 

There were times when he would 
rather cancel an engagement that 
meant thousands of dollars rather than 
to use a dressing room not arranged 
to suit his peculiar ideas. And all of 
this was because of the fact that his 
art had absorbed him and that he was 
living in its atmosphere continually. 



a part or character there must be 
something indefinable in it that 
strikes a responsive chord in the be- 
ing of the man or woman who essays 
the portrayal. 

When such a role is thrust upon an 
actor it is usually their greatest suc- 
cess and it will be ever afterward 
recalled by the mannerisms that cling 
because of the playing of the role. 
Fred. 

The "influenza" habit has struck 
London with a rush again, mostly 
among the women. Marie Lloyd, Ro- 
sie Lloyd «nd Victoria Monks were 
among the first to pick up the habit. 



Valazzi is back again at the Empire 
in Leicester Square again and is scor- 
ing a bis hit with his sloping the slope 
trick. 




THE RLNGL1NGS IN 1 S S 1 . 

How many RIXGLIXC HKOTNERS ran you pi.k out 



ORIGINAL TOSSING AUSTINS 

Merry Christmas to All. 

On the UNITED TIMK. 

Direction ALF. T. WILTON. 



Those wild eccentric Shaw charac- 
ters Arnold Daly essayed with so great 
a success that he has been dubbed the 
American disciple of Shawism, have no 
doubt much to do with that artist's 
many well known eccentricities. It is 
because of these eccentric traits more 
than anything else (it is the belief of 
some) that he was named to succeed 
Mr. Mansfield at the time of the lat- 
ter's demise. 

There are a host of others that might 
l;e mentioned in the eccentric class 
but, this feature of absorbtion has 
also its brighter side, where the artist 
known to be of the temperament that 
would lead them to view the darker 
side of life's way have been switched 
from that path through the continual 
playing of a comedy role. 

May Irwin is of those. When ever 
one sees May she is just the jolly 
"Judy" of the character she portrayed 
years ago. Sam Bernard is another; 
Lew Fields, who, if appearances count 
for anything, would be an undertaker, 
stands out as a particular bright ex- 
ample of the good that comedy char- 
acters work in the shaping of an ac- 
tor's life. 

What the cause of the transposition 
of characteristics is would be hard t > 
define, but it evidently is nothing more 
or less than a form of auto suggestion. 

These are but a few notable ex- 
amples in proof that to be great in 



Harry Lauder is underlined on 
the American, New York, programs 
as "Coming Feb. 20." George Lash- 
wood's date of return is set for 
.Ian. L\ 




LILLIAN WRIGHT 
LLOYD and CLAYTON 

AUKItir.VS PREMIER NOVELTY DANCERS 
Hooked Solid. 

N()TH'K-()w;iik' to several mistakes Id bill- 
ing matter ;n tho past few weeks I wish to 
state that this n< t is not to be billed as Lillian 
WriKhr and Dan. inp Hoys, but LILLIAN 
WRIGHT AXD LLOYD AND CLAYTON. 

We are now making a successful tour of the 
south. 

Merry Christmas to all friends. 



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41* aTRAND, W. 0. 

Mail for Americans and Europeans in Kurope 
above will be promptly forwarded. 



if addressed care VARIETY as 



London, Dec. 1. 
There may be a legal mix-up over 
the selling rights of the music of "The 
Chocolate Soldier" between the musi- 
cal Arms of Feldman and Francis Day 
& Hunter on this side and the Ameri- 
can firm interested, Remlck & Co. 
For Ave years Remick's catalogue was 
handled over here by Francis Day & 
Hunter. The agreement ran out a 
few months ago. Remick arranged 
with Feldmam for the future. Francis 
Day & Hunter now claim "The Choco- 



Maiie Lloyd is arranging a trip to 
South Africa for Christmas time of 
next year. She will probably play an 
engagement of a month with the Hy- 
inans there 



.1. W. Witon, formerly a ventrilo- 
quist, is thinking of taking a trip to 
Australia shortly with a view of open- 
ing an agency to hook English and 
Australian acts. The agency if start- 
ed wi!i no doubt he connected with the 
Wieland agency, London. 




TOUCAT 

ASSISTKh I'.V 1'I.Oii D'.MJZA. 

Out in the Middle West the n>\» liy ni 'lull-vis number i- Kainiim appreciation from 
managers and audiences accustomed tn wiiiu-s.-iii ; \ . ■ i i • I « ■ v 1 1 1 1 • hills bonked through the WEST- 
ERN VAUDEVILLE ASSOCIATION. 

They have the only troupe of trained uenuinc ^ame roosN rs In Hie world, and to embellish 
their performance, spechil scenery and * • 1 • • < t r i • ■ ; 1 1 lighting ei'iv> u ,-u-c carried for a full stage 
showing. 

TORCAT and FLOH D'ALIZA are in constant demand, and <lurins the past few seasons 
have played almost every prominent vaudeville hi>u<e in the Mni.ll. West, South and far West 
with an act which has invariably been appreciate.!. 



late Soldier" music was published be- 
fore the agreement with KemicU. 
ended. It is said an effort will be made 
to secure an injunction against Feld- 
man by Francis lmy & Hunter, re- 
straining Feldman from continuing tie* 
sale of the score. 



The (•rent Curt or, an illusionist. 
played sort of a trial at the Palace. 
Manchester, last week. The Palace N 
on the DeFrece tour.. 

Ayoe, "the Danish Guilbert" is 
booked to play the Orplieum Circuit in 
the States some time next year. 



The Palace. London is at present in 
the midst of one of the worst business 
slumps it has .-altered in three years 
or more. The n ason seems to be the 
lack of big at i ract ions. "The Balloon 
Ciirl" which would never prove a draw 
by it ell in London, a sketch in which 
Lawrence dr. ssmith appears, and Bar- 
elay (Inniiiniti are seemingly the chief 
attractions. While the acts are good 
oiM s to till in with, none can draw, by 
'n\ing their names displayed outside. 
'i "ne (o'i-cnni is fortunate enough to 
ha\e S< •> mour Hicks f r an attraction. 
Business there is very good. The 
Hippodrome is doing fairly with Ella- 
line Terris, while the Pavillion has a 



big drawing card in Little Tich, seem- 
ingly the only one who can fill the 
house. The Tivoli is securing fair 
business. Now that another general 
election will occur in a few weeks, 
speculation Is keen as to what effect 
this will have on the music halls, 
especially those in the West End. The 
suburban halls are almost certain to 
suffer. 

Marie Courtney, mostly known as 
"Little Marie Lloyd," made her first 
appearance last week in the West End 
at the "Tivoli. The younger one has 
a style that will most certainly get her 
along if she sticks to the halls. 



Daisy Wood, who has been unable 
to fulfill her engagements during the 
last few weeks owing to illness, will 
not play any more music hall dates 
before rehearsing for the Liverpool 
pantomime she is engaged for. 



Law son and N anion have been book- 
ed for twenty-four weeks on the Var- 
iety Controlling Co. Tour during next 
year. 

The Jacksons, who lately returned 
from America, where they have been 
playing in musical comedy, are now 
appearing at the Alhambra under the 
name of the Saxones. 




JEN IE JACOBS 

The hest-kiciw i' ;nnl inn. -t i >» • | ■ »i I : i r~ i<iu.il< !h<-.ii rii-.il ;n:.ni m Kuntp,. or America. 



Lawrence Grossmith is at the Palace 
in a sketch, "The Loose End," hav- 
ing to do with a "high class" (rook, 
who is also an inventor and a "John- 
nie," played by tirossmith. There are 
many interesting moments. The 
piece should prove of value in the 
music halls all over England. 




JjUinhciti is Hie father of N a son, 
born last week. 

Will Evans is reported to have been 
engaged by the Urury Lane Theatre 
Company for their Panto in 1911-12. 

The Wiclund agency has hooked for 
Australia, Niagara and Falls, Carmen 
Turia, Wilson Hallett and Jack Ark. 



The Variety Consolidated Theatre 
Co., Ltd., whieii controls the Euston, 
Metropolitan, Su'.ith Loudon and Chel- 
sea Music Hall, in its yearly report, 
announces no dividend will he paid. 
These halls make up part of the "Syn- 
dicate" time. 

At the Puluce the Two Bobs dep- 
utized for Ben Davies, and "cleaned 
up" in great, shape. 



LILLIAN SHAW 

Vaudeville's newest. Iieidl:n<r 

.Fust flnishiriL' .1 tour of P 1; WILLIAMS 
nou-^os as s'nr ;»tt ra< I ion uiTeo-l re'iirn date- 
this season from Mr. Willhuns- Preparing ;i:i 
entirely new specialty for next season. 



Montgomery and Moore have decid- 
ed to return home for the holidays, 
though they have had enough time 
offered to keep them o\er here for a 
yar. The team is now finishing a 
tour of the Barra.- i'i Md houses play- 
ing this \\'el< ;ii <|:< 1 1 ippodrotne. 
Brighton. 'I he\ \\ ■ \ , « »ti"«-i-- -ci eight 
weeks at the I * ; i ! . 1 • • ■ to '-dlow; also 
South Africa :n lanuary, and fr 111 
there :o A'p!' i:::i t'o: Bh.dards. They 
w ill pf'iiiNi. c.mii' o\er next, summer 

to p].i\ the I » ; 1 i . t < • * * 



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VARIETY 



PICKING A WORLD-BEATER 



By TOM A. PRICE. 

Creator of "A HUSTLER OPI». 



"To whine don't have to be a dis- 
grace," averred A. Hustler Opp 
thoughtfully as he pressed the button 
and gave a surprised waiter his order 
for the thirteenth consecutive pony of 
absinthe. "I have whined myself and 
been glad to get away with it." 

The champion advance agent, of the 
greater city had just returned from 
the road with a wad which his brother 
Elks had refused to permit him to 
spend and was insisting on advertis- 
ing, in his own inimitable way, the 
fart that he was back to take the lead- 
ership of the great and always busy 
order of the Talkers of ^roadway. 

"Did I ever tell you about the time 
I rescued Olivia from the oblivion of 
a fair ground tent and made Oscar the 
Great pay her $2,000 a week? No? 
Well, it's worth while listening to. 
Give me your attention. 

"It was like this. I hit Buffalo one 
day in September. The breeze from 
the lake was already beginning to hint 
of the rigors which would accompany 
Miss Winter when she arrived a little 
later and didn't have even a fall over- 
coat. I hit all the city editors in the 
town for a job, but they either knew 
me or were in the throes of a financial 
crisis. I couldn't land the job. 

"It was after the day I had handed 
Tony my last dime for a hamburger 
sandwich that I sat in the office of a 
third-class hotel and glanced over the 
date columns of a paper left on a 
chair by some former occupant. I 
found a fair was to open in Canton, 
Ohio, the following Monday. I read 
the list on Friday. 

"It didn't take me long to make up 
my mind to get to that fair ground 
before it opened. I knew that I would 
have to have some kind of a front 
when I got there, so I begged into the 




CHUTES, SAN FRANCISCO. 

The nbovo is a view of a portion ol the San 
Francisco CHUTES. This amusement park, 
located on Fillmore St.. boasts of the most 
unique location for an amusement park in the 
world. It occupies practically a square block 
of Kround in the heart of the city and con- 
tains the usual riding devices and amusements 
known to all park* in the east. In addition, 
it has a magnificent Zoo of several hundred 
wild animals, the only collection on the I'aclflc 
Coast. 

However, the great magnet of the CHUTES 
is its theatre, a beaatiful Class A st< el and 
concrete structure w^rfh a comfortable seating 
cap.icity of fifteen hundred. 

The theatre plavs the regular I'ANTAGES 
CIRCUIT ACTS, beside several additional fea- 
tures which are booked weekly in conjunction 
with the regular card. 

The house plays but one matinee and one 
evening excepting Sunday at prices of in-L'o-.'SM 
cent*. 

The Chute.-* is now entering upon its fif- 
teenth year of prosperity and Is one of the 
landmarks of San Francisco, visited by all 
tourists besides enjoying a large following 
from among the residents of the city. 

EI). LEVY is the general manager of the 
Chutes. Smiling ART HICKMAN directs the 
theatre. 



back room of Tony's lunch room and 
changed into a paste be-splattered suit 
that I had used in my last trip on the 
road — for you must understand that 
this was in the days when I threw my 
own paper and mixed my own stick- 
um. 

"I hit Canton on the rods of a bag- 
gage wagon attached to a local pas- 
senger train after I had been put off 
the fast ones too often to permit me 
to retain confidence in myself, and at 
once beat it for a rum shop whose 
proprietor had immigrated from the 
same town in Missouri that is still try- 
ing to forget that I was born within 



its limits. My reception was warm 
enough considering the clothes I wore 
and I actually pursuaded the Old 
Friend to go down to the express of- 
fice and get my suit case for me. 

"With the baggage once more in my 
possession I donned the glad rags 
which had broken the simple hearts 
of the country girls all along my last 
route and piked it for the fair grounds 
just outside the town. One of the 
hackmen invited me to ride, but I told 
him that my constitution always de- 
manded pedestrianism in the morning. 

"It was at the gate of the fair 
grounds that I gave vent to the most 
famous whine in history and the line 
of talk which gives rise to this story. 
It was aften ten o'clock and the Geek 
on the gate didn't want to let -me in. 
Needless to say I was shy a ducket. 

" 'Say, mister,' I told him, 'I gotta 



"She was standing in front of a for- 
tune teller's tent. Her big black eyes 
caught mine and hold them. She look- 
ed as though she might be in trouble 
and I thought she was dissatisfied, so 1 





JIMMIE LUCAS 

Assisted by MISS FRANCES FIELDS. Is 
now playing In a brand new act, entitled 

NONSENSE PERSONIFIED." as a feature 
attraction, with great success. Next week, 
Little Rock. 



git in. My bess didn't send me n-.i 
ticket when he told nie to come and 
join him an' he's already inside, doe, 
you wouldn't wanta see a feller go on 
the bum would yu ? I just gotta git 
inside, mister, or get fired. (Jo on an' 
be a good feller.' 

"Well, there was a whole lot more 
junk to it, but he finally let nio in 
when I promised to get the boss and 
bring him back to the gate to vouch 
for me. That was all I wanted. 

"That whine at the gate won nie a 
chance and Chance won me Olivia - 
but that comes along later in the story. 

"After I got inside I wandered down 
the line and maced every tent and plat- 
form show on the big trail for a chance 
to talk in front, but they all turned me 
down. There wasn't one who would 
even listen to a proposition to do 
groun 1 work and grind. It was as 
discouraging as trying to find a friend 
in the Knickerbocker when you are 
thirsty. I was about ready to give up 
hope when I first saw Olivia. 




LEON ERROL 

and 

STELLA CHATELAINE 

A Riot over the COLUMBIA AMUSEMENT 
CO. CIRCUIT with their 'Comedy Rag Dance.' 

LEON KKROL wrote and fitaged the "NEW 
JERSEY LI LUES production in its entirety 
and Is playing the leading Comedy role. 

STELLA CHATELAINE handle.-, the Ingenue 
role. 



went over and gave her the answer to 
the Rod Men's distress signal. She 
smiled and it was like a ray of sun- 
shine sneaking in at the top of a 
Moffet's flat window. I fell. 

(Continued on page 164.) 



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J. G. COXDERMAN, 

Manager JULIAN THEATRE. Chicago. 

Among the scores of vaudeville managers 
battling with the "lO-L'te- proposition in Chl- 
• ago. Mr. Conderman is one who seems to 
have solved the problem. His theatre is lo- 
ented in t.be northern part of the city, in the 
very center of a section containing nearly a 
dozen "pop" uous< s which have sprung into 
existence (luring the past few years. 
, Competition seems to stimulate the Julian' 
patronage, for no matter how many theatrc- 
of the '10-L , i>" type open for business out h:> 
way, the attendance at the Conderman the 
aire maintains a steady and certain standard 

capacity for a majority of the seventeen 
performances every week from September to 
' June 

The vaudeville wise In Wlndytown bellev 
that because the Julian does not "split" It 
week the hou-^e has an advantage; where other 
houst s present two programs each week It i 
b«lieved that the drawing power of a partlcu 
larlv £(hh\ show is not tested to its full ad 
vantage. 

Conderman shows are models of selection 



VARIETY 



63 



MIDDLE-WEST PRODUCERS 



Chicago, Dec. 1. 

Time was when managers of hall 
and "opreys" in the Central West re- 
ferred to certain companies as "only 
a lot of Chicago actors." They some- 
times, indeed often, fought shy of 
arranging time for attractions which 
hailed from Windytowo. Frequently 
managers who organized here kept the 
matter a secret in so far as they could. 
But the changes in theatrical affairs 
have brought changes in the attitude 
of western managers. Now a Chi- 
cago company goes along with the rest 
of a season's harvest. 

Whatever the cause, the effect has 
been to increase the visible supply of 
attractions which make Chicago head- 
quarters. Statisticans are too busy 
figuring out the recent census to have 
time for specific comparisons, but to 
all intents and purposes Chicago is 
some pumpkins as a place of depart- 
ure and return for dramatic shows of 
many kinds. 

Nowadays the players are recruited 
for their fitness for whatever roles 
they are cast for. In earlier times 
if the actors who traveled with any 
"one night stand" attraction could not 
play to enough people to get in all 
the passes on the date advertised, 
they could stay a second night an 1 
put on "East Lynne" for a "clean up." 



The one main who has brought most 
fame to Chicago as a producing point 
is Lincoln J. Carter. His melodramas 
have played everything from Oldtown, 
Me., to Douglas, New Mex.; from Key 
West, Fla., to Vancouver. If there 
is a theatre in this country wherein 
a Lincoln J. Carter "raeller" hasn't 
been presented, it has been built silica 
he decided to limit his industry and 
halt the progress of his prolific pen. 

Mort Singer is the most classy pro- 
ducer this town affords. From his 
Princess theatre a supply of musical 
comedies have gone forth to follow 
the foosteps of previous Singer pro- 
ductions which the La Salle gave life 
to, when Singer was the guiding 
spirit of that little play-shop. Five 
of Singer's road shows, playing cities 
and the better class of "night stands," 
are at present on tour. 

W. F. Mann has contented himself 
with one musical comedy, "The Brok- 
en Idol," for this season, but he has 
gone in for six or seven melodramas 
to radiate from his Chicago office their 
quest for house records. Harry Scott 
has fashioned his road shows on mu- 
sical comedy lines, with "The Girl 
from the U. S. A." as his leader. 

Edward Clifford, Edward Rowland. 
C.askcll. McVittey & Carpenter form 
a combination of producers which, by 




GEORGE ALL 

GKORGE ALI first cam.' t) Knuhind to play an eiiK ik<mik lit at tin- PRIRY LANK THEA- 
TRE. whore Ijtao pantomime of ' Dlik WhittiiiKton" was produced during the season of 1908-09. 
Mr. All was'very 'successful as "Mnuser, tho cat." The next year Mr. All played again at the 
Prury Lane In the pantomime. "Aladdin." and scored even a bigger hit than tho first year, 
this timo playing the dap. 

. The present year the animal impersonator goes to Gl:c-i:nw to play the eat in "Pick Whlt- 
tlngton" again, nt the Grand Theitre. IP-fore reh«ar-iim for the pantomime in Glasgow, Mr. 
All played his sketch at the KOLIKS HEKGKKE. PARIS. Mr. AH has also played much 
vaudeville time in England. 

Extract from "Comoedia," Paris. Oct. L , L». l!»lo : 
At last we have found the onlv one capable : >f playing the dog in 'Chanticler,' and I 
wrote the other evening to Madame Simon (who play* the Pheasant in 'Chanticler') to see 
Oeorge All, the extraordinary animal iinnv - -«»nator. wlm*e portrayal of the animal Is so true 
to life the public demanded that li. inw^rtiein more of hi< wonderful performance with which 
he has created a phenomenal success. It is certain that if Kdmund Rostrand knew of George 
Ali before he had produced Chanticler' he would have engaged this marvelous dog-Imper- 
sonator for the part which he created at the Prury Lane pantomime the season previous. 
Nearly all the regular patron •- of the Folles Hergere come to the theatre at the time Mr. All 
Is due to perform and every evening he meets with the same amount of applause, justly due 
this great artist." 



cutting in on each other's attractions, 
must necessitate a superior system 
of accounting. Rowland & Clifford 
have chief responsibility in Ave com- 
panies playing "The Rosary" and some 
more playing "The Wolf." Rowland 
& Gaskell have two companies playing 



Chicago Opera House were ten years 
ahead of their time, beautiful to be- 
hold und Chicago built. But it must 
be admitted in this year of our Lord, 
lino, that New York still has some- 
thing on Chicago as a place to make 
or break "angels." Walt. 




HARRY TStTDA. 

One of the most popular Japanese on the American stage Is HARRY TSUPA. He is playing 
he I NITEP TIME with his entirely new and unusual performance of equilibrium, In which 
he FEATl RES AERIAL TRIPLE BALANCING on the REVOLVING GLOME. 



• The House of a Thousand Candles," 
two playing "The Port of Missing 
Man" and another playing "The Cow- 
boy and tho Thief." Gaskell & Mc- 
Vittey have one company playing "The 
Rosary," Gaskell, McVittey & Carpen- 
ter are "in" on companies playing 
Rosalind at Redgate" and "Harriers 
Humeri Away." 

Martin Sheeley has companies play- 
ing "Just a Woman's Way" and "The 
Flaming Arrow"; Will Kilroy has a 
musical comedy called "The Million- 
aire Kid"; there are "Climax," "St. 
Elmo" and "Paid in Full" companies 
galore, directed by Geo. Peck and his 
associates; Jake Verider, C. J. Smith 
and many others have one or more. 

Within the past few months the 
Windy City has lost the biggest guns 
in its producing battery — Harry Fra- 
zee and Geo. Lederer. The lure of 
Rroadway charmed them from the 
Lake Front and they seem to have 
left no successors. While there is 
still a Frohman, a Savage or a Di'- 
lingham to rise among Windytowns 
producers, the men who are now oper- 
ating out of the old town present a 
rather formidable showing. 

There is no reason in the world 
(save the fact that it is not) why Chi- 
cago should not be a producing center 
for numerous altraciions of the very 
best grade 

The Henderson spectacles, at the 



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FREDERICK V. ROWERS 



a !■•• now 
in '■THE 



And his French bull dog. "PON, 
playing at the La Salle, Chicago. 
SWEETEST GIRL IN PARIS" 

"Don" and his pipe will be rememl.iTed a 
1 part of tho "company" win h nii;>port«-d Mr 
Powers In vaudeville. Of ih«- two "i>i< kumn 



nies" who were in the 
as "Don's" valet. 

P°g. Pip° and vi!<l 
master In the inn il 
ers has scored u: •■ <-f 
enviable stai" ■ i d ■• : 
ideally rij i * • 1 to !i h 
^tyle. To hi-; s 
is added in hi • 



a 



ti, 



l">y i- retained 



.ne !n»w b.-e k ; ng their 
• Low wherein Mr. Iluw- 
f '•«■ rj> :i'e<t hits In his 

Tin 1 pari lie plays Is 
breezy, li^ht comedy 
k ilful aitinir an embellishment 
tine Mi/in.' vol e and method 
of biln^iiiu' 'pic 'v-rv detail oi a song 

Mr. I'.nwer^ ;ier!'(irniiii ■ <• has »-> I P • i t • ■ 1 eom- 

Illi'M I it ■■■!. ': itll tlie I n, -I ' I •■ J M ' : ■ l;t I > . < - erities 

Mi * " ; i ■ . t i.- . .■ '.\ :-:i :it-r--l<iiri 



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VARIETY 



GETTING A START IN VAUDEVILLE 

By J. A. MURPHY. 



Wetwater, Mich., Dec. 6. 
Dear Ed: 

I came mighty near not getting hero 
on account of such heavy expense last 
week. I had to stay at the hotel in 
Waupaso all day Sunday as there was 
no train for this town until night and 
my board bill was $14. When I got 
my salary from the manager he only 
gave me $19. I said there was some 
mistake about it and 1 should have 
$2.' , >.7f>. He took a little book out 



the Hippodrome, an old skating rink 
turned into a theatre. 

There were several bills pasted on 
the outside, but I couldn't And my 
name. 

1 was cold and hungry but had no 
money to buy breakfast with so I went 
back to the depot to get warm. A 
train came in about eight o'clock and 
one man got off. I thought I would 
see where ho went so I followed him 
up town. He turned down a side 
street and stopped at a house that 
had a sign on the door "Mrs. Patton. 




ALF. CAMM and THEIR A 

Introducing a new Joy-Thriller, "• intermingled with real ventrilo- 
quism and artistic dramatics, Inaugurating a vast departure and aptly 



termed 



VENTRILO-lUtAMA. 

S.-C. Circuit. 

Direction 

NORMAN' .lEFPERIKS. 



of his vest pocket and showed me 
where he had written Newcom 1'yker 
L'O. "There." he said, "that's what 
you are down for and that's what you 
will get, less five per cent. 1 don't 
often pay that much for an act, but 
the Jasbo people said you were good 
and I took their word for it." 

I had nothing to show that 1 was 
to get any more. The telegram did 
not mention the price it just said 
"Waupaso rush photos confirm." 1 
took the $ 1 \) and after paying the 
baggage man, laundry, hotel and other 
expenses 1 only had $ L!M» l««ft. Then 
I paid 60 cents express charges on a 
bundle of photos returned from one 
of tin; towns I had rushed them to. 
When I opened the bundle they were 
not mine at all but belonged to some 
trained dogs. This left me with $4.30, 
the exact fare to WYtwater. 

I arrived here at 2 a. in. and not 
knowing where to go 1 stayed in the 
depot until day light and then found 



Theatrical Hoarding House.'' He 
opened the door and went in. So did 
I. A big woman in an apron came up 
from the basement and said, " can't 
give you any rooms till some of last 
week's people get out. Every room 
is full and there is a sketch team in 
the parlor. You can set in the kit- 
chen till breakfast time and after that 
1 can fix a room for you." 

After breakfast I went to the Hippo- 
drome and found the manager. He 
said he never did any business with 
the Jasbo Agency and had not engaged 
me through any other agency. He 
didn't know what they meant by send- 
ing me. His bill was full. He was 
very sorry but that settled it. 

While he was telling me this a mes- 
senger boy handed him a telegram, 
lie read it quickly and said, "I have 
a disappointment, and if you can work 
in one I will give you $30 for the 
week. I confirmed at once. 

Newcom Pyker. 



GOLDBERG IS EXPERIMENTING. 

Bloomington, 111., Dec. 8. 
Louis Goldberg is this week trying 
out a new plan; he has turned over 
his beautiful new vaudeville house, 
the Majestic, to a brace of Shubert at- 
tractions, Louis Mann and De Wolf 
Hopper, and has shifted the variety 
bill back to the Castle, where he first 
made his start. Should Goldberg be 
able to book enough "night stand 
dates to make the Majestic profitable, 
the new arrangement will continue. 
This week will tell the tale. 



DOUBLE STAGE WEDDING. 

Wilkes-Barre, Dec. 8. 
F. E. Blake, a Chicago traveling 
man, loved and would wed Nellie Mc- 
Geehan, of the "Merry Maidens" 
"merry, merry." Joseph Londron. Jr.. 
and Hazel Langley, both members of 
the same company, were mutually 
agreeable to marriage ties. 

The quartet decided to make the 
event a double affair and were wed, 
last Friday evening, on the stage of 
the Lucerne. 




AUBREY C. ritlNdl.K and VIOLET ALLEN (Mrs. Priugle). 

Two ch'vtr v;iM'l' vi''i Tun. ' ■ : ..i r. j r. - • iii. ,1 in th«> ;ib :v«- portraits. 

MK. I'lMMii.K i- .1 ! t!<m of pimnci.k AND WHITING, who have won 

establish*".! fiv..r w'h " i< .■ i> ;r\. .i-i,;;, ( | |!!{K\KI.\(1 INTO VAUDEVILLE." 

1 * M- I 1 :■'• ■ : . ■■ t iii vaudeville as VIOLET ALLEN 

> ■•■ i;. t.. • .;■•.. mi M'.KI'IXd AN APPOINTMENT." 

'■■•<■- ■ : . ( hi Mi i . r- * . t i ;» ■ uplift of vaudeville In the very 

i v. in bull the singing turn and the sketch. 



MISS ALI.KN i :i I 
AND CO.. a n t\.-! -k. ■ 

Both Mr. and Mr- 1 
nature of t in- :• - •<• • 
That their t ft >: i - v m u 
are aluio;- 1 loiitinu hi- > 



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.■i- . "\.i: i i manifest through the fart that they 

ii !!:■■ b. bi!i.- tin - , null nit thf" country. 




THE MUSICAL EKEDEHICKS. 

Hooked solid over WKSTKKN VAUDEVILLE ASSOCIATION time. 
A Merry Christmas ami a Happy New Year to all our friends. 
Presenting Comedy and Music. 



VARIETY 



65 



STRAY VARIETY THOUGHTS 



By BRANSBY WILLIAMS. 



London, Dec. 1. 

I have named this short paper 
'^Btray Thoughts, " because I prom- 
ised a few lines for the annual and 
now find the time short. 

In writing for Varietv one must 
keep in mind the readers are now 
cosmopolitan and not Just New York- 
ers. I, myself, read Variety every 
week at home in London here and 
always find it interesting and certain- 
ly with plenty of food for thought. 

If it is not the latest '"combine" 
or "join-up," it is some grfat legiti- 
luate star has condescended to take a 
huge salary from the variety manager 
either in America or England. 

It is much the same in both coun- 
tries. Many of the actor and act- 
ress stars who at one time thought 
the music hall very infra d'nj, but now 
swallow it all if gilded with a huge 
salary. How few of them made good, 
anyhow good enough to stay and be 
rebooked? Very few! They arc as a 
rule bad single-handed entertainers, 
lost when relying on "self" without 
the scenery ami effects. 

It is much cleverer in my opinion 
to hold an audience by one"s own abil- 
ity and personality than when sur- 



rounded with everything in scenery — 
costume-effect — In fact every illusion 
that money can buy. 

In looking around another thought 
strikes me. How the comic singer in 
England is dying out — how many re- 
fined turns, instrumental, etc., are 
taking their places. Not that I can 
believe the comic singer will die out 
altogether. Wht is wanted are writ- 
ers of good comedy and character 
songs. 

So few of them can burlesque. In 
America good burlesque is much more 
popular than in England — but bur- 
lesque well done never fails. The 
only specimens we have seen here for 
sometime is "The Follies" burlesques 
by Peleisier. The audiences have 
yelled at them. 

Another thought "(Jags." Strange 
the number of times and ways you hear 
a gag told or acted by so many dif- 
ferent performers, who mostly forget 
where they originally got it. So much 
so, that they may claim it. 

It does not always pay to originate 
a gag or new show ("business") be- 
cause it is so soon appropriated. This 
levives the thought of the "copy act" 
that goes on in both countries so 



much. I have been victimized by eigh- 
teen pirates In England. I was well 
copied in America by a gentleman who 



was on tin bill with me. A few 
weeks afterwards, he worked the 
Keith circuit with the "reault." 




HARRY FENTELLE and VIOLA YALLOUIE. 



Who have just tin i stint 
liortly in the Hast. 



ELITE ENTEKTA I NEKS 
most successful imir <>! tin 1 OKI'IIEI'.M CIIUTIT 



will bo sum 




LANCTON and LUC1KK. 

\n-l tht'ir babv <l;ni«lit'T wishes all friends a Merry Xmas nml Happy New Y« ;i 

As usual a big hit on UNITED TIME. 
Next season an all now ACT assisted by JESSE WHITE. 
Unde- management MAX HART. Xmas Week, Oreenpolnt Theatre. 



ll is 1 lie managers who encourage 
it because they get a ••ropy" cheaper, 
but how short sighted, for how much 
does it DRAW? 

It is xery seldom if ever a copyist 
ever reaches the salary or position of 
the original. Some years ago in Amer- 
ica the managers of certain theatres 
would offer a long engagement to a 
man if he would duplicate an act on 
an opposite n lour. 1 do not state this 
as a surmise, but as a fact. 1 can 
name and prove the manager and the 
actor. (Col bless the latter for he 
was a man; now great and popular in 
both Countries). The actor refused. 
Hut there was another who had not 
so much thought and conscience. I 
shall always be grateful to Variktv 
for the "roast" it gave a certain Amor- 
iejin who pirated some of my act, after 
I had bli 1 he count r\ . 

As I write my thoughts are slra>- 

illg to SOIIM- p|e;|>.;i.ut tilllCS, places ail I 

people it has In *i ■ 11 my lot. to meet on 
"the other side." | have some ver\ 
sweet thoughts el some sweet peop'e 
and I hope there ;n e many Americans 
who have had the same experience 
here. 

I know of some. The pity is thai 
if some performers fail to please; in 
a strange land they go away with bit 
tor thoughts of the people and the 
country. We cannot all he aide to 
please. \\V all d<> not understand 

t he (dia nged <on I i: ions ;• u I 1 );• locn I 
isms." 

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PARIS NOTES 

BY EDWARD O. KENDREW 




Paris, Nov. 29. 
A new revue entitled "Remettez 
nous ca" by F. Lemon, Arnould and 
Abric, is due at the Eldorado Dec 2. 
It invariably takes a number of men 
to write a French revue, but it is not 
usual for them all to sign. The first 
author is know.n by name as former 
secretary of several concert halls and 
he is not likely to hand us the fruit 
his name recalls. 



Miss Adelaide, the American dan- 
seuse, is engaged for the Palace, Lon- 
don, for May next, and not at the Al- 
hambra. It appears that Mme. Bal- 
thy is likewise booked for the Palace 
for a sketch. Jane Marnac is engaged 
for the Wintergarten, Berlin, for 
March next. Nuibo, the operatic sing- 
er, may appear in vaudeville with 
Mile. Charpentier. This is announced 
as a "new departure" by friends of 
the couple. 



Dakota, New York; Sept. 18, Michi- 
gan, Tennessee, Kansas, Colorado; 
Sept. 25, Oklahoma, Missouri, Mem- 
phis Exposition; Oct. 2, Utah, Illinois; 
Oct. 9, American Royal Stock Show, 
Kansas City; Oct. 14, Texas; Oct. 31, 
Louisiana. 



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Still they come. Another group of 
French singers have formed them- 
selves into an independent syndicate 
to be known as the "Association 
Generate des Artistes Lyriques de 
France." Every branch of the pro- 
fession now has its own society. The 
singers have three. 



The death is reported from Cassis 
of M. Vauthier, a well known lyrical 
artist, who has appeared in a number 
of operettes. 



The Council of the Russian Empire 
has filed a proposition for a law to 
reduce the number of legal and com- 
pulsory holidays. They number at 
present 90, and the commission pro- 
poses to make only 66 days legal holi- 
days, being 52 Sundays and 14 recog- 
nized fete days throughout the coun- 
try. 



There has also been some contra- 
diction over the Anna Held engage- 
ment at the London Palace. It was 
given out that Anna Held had signed, 
probably for the month of January, 
but it appears that Butt returned to 
London without giving a confirmation. 
Whether this will come in later is so 
far unknown. 



FAIR DATES APPORTIONED. 

Chicago, Dec. 8. 

As a result of conferences between 
the secretaries of the various State 
Fair associations, held here last week, 
the time has been set for most of the 
principal State fairs for 1911. Full 
weeks are allotted in all cases, the 
opening date for the various general 
"pumpkin shows" being as follows: 

Aug. 28, Iowa, Ohio; Sept. 4, Ne- 
braska, Minnesota; Sept. 11, Kansas, 
Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, South 



STRAY VARIETY THOUGHTS. 

(Continued from page 65.) 

In America with its wonderful ter- 
ritory both can go on advancing and 
improving — here in England we go on, 
but the country cannot open up like 
America; it is too, small. 

If managers all over the world will 
continue to wipe out the objectional. 
whenever possible, the variety theatre 
will continue to grow and there will be 
no more CKadband or Stiggins to cast 
a stone. 

The continual growth of vaudeville 
and variety and the interchange of the 
theatre will by and by mean that the 
public will have to turn to the music 
hall for its entertainment, musical and 
draniatie. 

So now with sweet thoughts to all 
old friends on the great Broadway of 
th° vaudeville world, I gather the stray 
thoughts together and hasten to mail 
this with the one great thought and 
wish of Charles Dickens' "God bless 
us every one." 

The new ballet, "Ship Ahoy," is on 
at the Empire. Freddie Farren, Phyl- 
lis Bedells, Unity Moore and Lydia 
Kyasht figure in the leading parts. The 
ballet is very well put on and runs al- 
most an hour. 




OUR OWN "DOC" STEINER. 

In the booking division of the show 
business, each city may have its 
"local." For New York "Doc" Steiner 
is the "big local." 

"Doc," officially tabulated by the 
census collectors as Alexander, is of 
German parentage, with a brother in 
Berlin, and another at Vienna. All 
the Steiners are famously known 
wherever vaudeville reigns. 

"Doc" emigrated to America. How, 
why or where no one has ever taken 
the pains to ascertain, and "Doc" 
never tells. It becafhe .manifest 
though that a Steiner was in town 
when "Doc" first hit the Main Lane. 
No one has ever forgotten it since. 

"Doc" "pulls" more "good stuff" 
than any three showmen in New York. 
Most of it is lost. Unless you have 
been acquainted with "Doc" for six or 
eight years and adapted yourself to 
his system of talking, it's only a word 
here and there that may be under- 
stood. Often a listener knows Doc has 
said something funny, but he must 
find an interpreter to "get'' Doc's gut- 
teral German-English. Once in a while 
"Doc" himself rushes over to someone 
he knows, saying "Come over here, 
will you, and tell this fellow what I'm 
saying?" 

"Doc" knows all the theatrical 
newspaper men and has his personal 
estimate of each. His strictures of 
them are as true as they are humor- 
ous. The other day in a Broadway 
cafe a theatrical "newspaperman" told 
"Doc" he was sorry that he had had to 
"slip something over" on him recently. 
"Don't b' sorry," said "Doc." "I 
thanked God that day that your paper 
printed it instead of any other, be- 
cause now it's only a secret between 
you and I." 

When ever "Doc" drops in to see a 
new act, "the bunch" always go to 
him for an opinion. Last week at 
Hammerstein's Victoria, someone said 
to him, after a new "single" had left 
the stage, "What do you thing of her, 
Doc?" "Poor Ralph Johnstone had to 
die," answered "Doc" as he walked 
away. 

"Doc's" dislikes are very pro- 
nounced. He does not attempt to dis- 
guise them. One day he called a news- 
paper man over to him, standing up 
against the wall in the Long Acre 
building with a defiant air, and his 
fist almost doubled up. "Say," said 
"Doc," "Understand me (he talked 
slowly this day) you can print any- 
thing you want to about me, call nn* 
anything you please, go as far as you 
like, but if you ever put my name 
again in the same paragraph with 
Jules Ruby, I'm going to hang." 

"Doc" is strong with foreign acts. 

As a matter of record he does keep 
them working, and the foreigners all 
swear by him. If a foreign turn is 
"pulled out" from "the opposition" 
and you want to learn something 
about it, seek Old Doctor Steiner. He 
knows. 

Withal, the "kidding" and every- 
thing else, to those he likes "Doc" is 
the candy kid, and he's the kind of ;i 
fellow that you can bank on. 



THE FIRST STAGE AIRSHIP. 

Willi WKIttilt ami FIELDS in Hm- bucket, us produced in the tben linns TWIRLY W1IIKLY" al the WKIIKK & FIELD MISIC HALL 
<n<>\\ WEHERS) on Mrnadwuy, New York. 

tins was some years ;iko, when JOE WEBER and LEW FIELDS were partners. Since that day many aerial craft upon the stage have 

appeared, and the nnl article i« ,ilso In its ascendancy (no Joke Intended). 



Shurky, Cielsler and Lewis, the "trio 
act" booked by William L. Lykens. 
intend appearing in blackface. 



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VARIETY 



THE LEGITIMATE SITUATION. 



The situation In the "legitimate" 
branch of theatricals, just now is very 
unhealthy. Excepting in the largest 
cities, theatricals of the combination 
brand are much depressed. 

While the depression has extended 
to all branches since the summer, the 
houses booked by "The Open Door," 
Shuberts, and Klaw ft Erlanger have 
felt the drought the more severely. 

Of the three sets of bookers of le- 
gitimate attractions, the Shuberts and 
"The Open Door" are classed as one. 
Since having John Cort, Greenwall & 
Weis. Julius Cahn and other former 
"Syndicate" circuits leave their father- 
land for the new Kingdom, as "The 
Open Door" (which means r the Shu- 
berts) was thought to or would be, 
the Shubert brothers are reported to 
have lost their dollars In crowds. Just 
now there is reported to be dissension 
within their internal councils, and to 
further that good feeling along, busi- 
ness Is admittedly bad. 

"The Open Door" people believe 
they will return to Klaw & Erlanger 
after the first of the year, along with 
John Cort, who entered in a secret 
agreement with K. ft E. a couple of 
months ago. That agreement goes 
into effect Jan. 1. What the posi- 
tion of the other "Open Doorers" will 
be at that time has not been settled 
upon. As a matter of fact no one 
wants the "one-nlghters." It was said 
at the time the Shuberts were bend- 
ing all their energies to secure them 
that they were only Inviting trouble. 

Klaw ft Erlanger have not been any 
better off outside the large cities than 
the Shuberts though not having as 
many theatres to bother about? Tt has 
been rumored that the Shuberts, see- 
ing the snag they were aiming for, 
told their day stand managers to trip 
over to the other side. 

The small town legitimate manager 
blames the condition of business upon 
the cheaper vaudeville. The cheaper 
vaudeville man blames It upon the pic- 
ture house, and the picture house man- 
ager when business is off, blames it 
nn the pictures. 

So far this season the burlesque 
people seem -to be the only showmen 
without a grouch. Tn burlesque, busi- 
ness has been better in the west than 
east, but running well throughout the 
circuits, excepting In a few spots. 

The king-pin of all the burlesque, 
Columbia, New York, is playing to 
weekly receipts not falling below $6.- 
000 with a poor show. A good attrac- 
tion sends the receipts up around $7.- 
000. Tt has become a struggle with 
the "small time" vaudeville manager 
to hold up his receipts of last year, 
with the cost of operation -early 
doubled. Tn some Instances It has 
gone beyond that, with the higher sal- 
aries and better attractions now de- 
manded by "small time" patrons. 

Among the big productions there 
have been few real winners this sea- 
son Shows upon shows have started 
out, only to "come In." More com- 
panies are now laying off for three 
weeks around the holidays than for 
yoars back. 

Though the country manager blames 
everything In sight for the light box 



office receipts, he overlooks a potent 
reason. With the dearth of attrac- 
tions in the first place for the outlying 
cities and town, and the continual run 
of bad shows, the native will not part 
with his money now through fear of 
being "stung" once more. Thus a 
good show with an established citified 
reputation may go in and out of a 
town, taking little money away with 
it. Some of the best known plays 
have records this season of below $100 
at a night performance. 

In New York there have been but 
three spectacular successes, all im 
Klaw & Erlanger houses. "Madame 
Sherry" at the New Amsterdam, the 



The judge said that everything 
graceful or rhythmical is not dancing, 
but that the girl's movements consti- 
tuted dancing under the statute. He 
imposed a fine of $50, but suspended 
sentence. 



THEATRE CHANGES HANDS. 

Schenectady, N. Y., Dec. 10. 

The Majestic here was turned over 
to A. R. Montgomery, of the vaude- 
ville team of Montgomery and HeaJey, 
last Monday. The house has been 
playing stock under the management 
of Counihan ft Shannon. 

This policy will be continued by the 
new management for the present 
There is a possibility that combina- 
tion vaudeville may be played later. 
The lease was transferred through 
Wesley N. Salisbury of the Putnam 
Building, New York. 




NELLIE NICHOLS 

•THE SONGSTRESS COMEDIENNE." 

Has made a record for speedy success. Opened In her present offering at KEITH'S HIP- 
PODROME, CLEVELAND, fifteen months ago, and has WORKED EVERY WEEK SINCE. 
Next to closing every place, and headlined most places. 

By the press compared flatteringly with the greatest "single women" acts In vaudeville, 
English or American. 

RETURNING EAST after completing a conspicuously successful tour of the ORPHEUM 
CIRCUIT. 



Lederer, Frazee & Woods show, 
brought here from Chicago. Oscar 
Hammerstein's " Naughty Marietta" 
at the New York, and "Get Rich Quick 
Wallingford" at the Gaiety. 

The Shuberts have turned out no 
substantial hit. Their biggest, held 
over from the summer, produced by 
Lew Fields ("The Summer Widow- 
ers") at the Broadway. That took to 
the road awhile ago. 

There is considerable nervousness 
in the legitimate over the outlook. 
No one seems able to guess the fu- 
ture, excepting everybody is aware the 
country is flooded with theatres. 



ROAD SHOW TOGETHER. 

Memphis, Dec. 10. 

The Orpheum Road Show opened at 
the Orpheum, Monday. This is the 
first stand that the show has played 
as it will go over the circuit. The next 
stand will be the Orpheum, New Or- 
leans,* next week. 

The Road Show consists of the Rig- 
oletto Brothers; La Pia; Great How- 
ard; Melville and Higgins; Flo Irwin 
and Co.; Irene Romaine and Paulin- 
etti and Plquo. 



FINED THROUGH MINOR. 

Minneapolis, Dec. 8. 

M. J. Kavanaugh, manager of the 
Gem. and Mrs. Annie Tyrell, mother 
of Ma.iorlo Tyrell, aged 14, were found 
guilty under the state law by Judge 
E. F. Walts of allowing a girl under 
ntro to dance in the theatre. 

The prosecution was brought by A. 
R. Gray, deputy state labor commis- 
sioner and member of the state child 
1-ibor committee, who taw the girl on 
the stage. 



RAPS TIEBER VERY HARD. 

Berlin, Dec. 1. 

If Ben Tieber secures the decora- 
tion he is after from the Emperor, 
the Apollo manager will never credit 
"Der Blitz" with having assisted him. 

After having been connected with 
the Huntsmen's Exposition last sum- 
mer Tieber wanted to be acknowledg- 
ed by the reigning monarch. He 
sought for a distinguishing decora- 
tion, which he could wear at all pub- 
lic functions or place in a glass case 
in the box office. 

Then "Der Blitz" got after Benny. 
Someone who wrote the story had 



Tieber's record from the time he ran 
a saloon on Park Row, New York, 
right up to the present moment when 
he is the boss of the Apollo and ex- 




BILLIE RITCHIE 

With 
"VANITY PAIR." 

BILLY RITCHIE made a big succe.* in 
this country with Karno's "Night In a Lou- 
don Music Hall." He was immediately snap- 
ped up by QUS HILL, and signed, for a num- 
ber or years. 

Next year. MR. RITCHIE will be starred 
in a musical farce built on Bud Fisher's "Mutt 
and Jeff" pictures. The show will play the 
first-class hounes only. 



pects to be of Luna Park, here, next 
summer. 

"Der Blitz" is a sort of semi-offi- 
cial paper here, very strong. The hopes 
Ben had must have received a crimp 
after the story came out. it called 
him "B'ondi-Tieberger-Tieber" — said 




VAN IIOVEN 

"THE DIPPY MAD MAGICIAN" 

Has made most wonderful success recently 
playing return dates and staying two weeks at 
a time in such houses as Keith's, William's 
and Hammerstein's. Moreover, he has his own 
"Brains," and does not lower himself to the 
class of "weaklings," who can never hope for 
success until they can "originate." 

If OUS SUN could only pee now! It's great 
to be a regular actor. 

This week( Dec. f>>, Keith's, Columbus. 

Permanent address, care White Bats, 155.'f 
Broadway, New York. 

the dignity of the town couldn't stand 
a decoration going Benny's way, and 
"kidded" Tieber about having once 
advertised himself in another country 
as "Window Cleaner to the Emperor 
of Austria." 



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THE WOMAN IN VARIETY 



BY THE SKIRT 




My friend in Paris says Jane Had- 
ing 1b wearing gowns In the two-act 
comedy at the Theatre Michel, which 
suit her admirably, although hardly 
up to the latest style. In her choice 
Mme. Hading is wise. A woman 
should endeavor to wear a dress which 
suits her rather than be a slave to 
fashion. In the first act of "Le Feu 
du Volflln" she appears In a lace cos- 
tume with a red sash hanging at the 
back, and furs, most effective. An- 
other gown is composed of bronze em- 
broideries over gold with a long loose 
panel hanging in front and a wide 
corset shaped belt of blue velvet. In 
the second act she has a Sevres blue 
velvet dress, with trimmings of a 
lighter shade. Betty Daussmond has 
a dress of gold liberty velvet, with 
a long tulle tunic edged with a wide 
band of fur, with corsage trimmed to 



au artiste Marie Lloyd is! And how 
the English people love her! She Is 
the pet of London — in fact, the idol 
of England. Should she ever come 
over again and tour this part of the 
country (middle west) I predict she 
will become as popular as she is at 
home." 



Eileen Errol with "The Stolen 
Story" (American) is a very pretty 
girl, but as a rule newspaper women 
don't dress quite as elaborately as 
Miss Errol does on the stage. In a 
black velvet suit, black hat, with white 
feathers and mink furs Miss Errol did 
look nice. 



Wish Wynne (American) gowns her 
opening number in black. I am sorry 
Miss Wynne is leaving the country 
so soon. 




(RADIANT) RADIE FURMAN. 

Now playing the ORPHEUM CIRCUIT after throe successful years in Eump. 



inees wears a Prince Albert suit of 
golden brown with hat of same shade. 
It is a peach suit. 



match. The hat is quite fashionable; 
large, of plain black satin, with only 
two black ostrich plumes standing up- 
right as a trimming. Her shoes and 
silk stockings are of the same shade 
as her robe. She carries a white 
ermine muff with tails hanging in 
three rows. (Furs are worn more 
than ever this season.) She also has 
a stole to match, which throws Into 
relief the rich brown embroidered 
dress. 

Adele Ritchie's maid when in To- 
ronto wishing to be near the theatre 
asked the stage manager to recommend 
a hotel. He said "King Edward." 
The maid replied, "Why. King Ed- 
ward Is dead. Who Is runnLng the 
hotel now?" 

Carrie De Mar was interviewed re- 
cently. Among other breezy things 
Miss De Mar said, the following should 
be appreciated by its subject. "What 



Count de Beaufort resembles Teddy 
Rosseau somewhat. Mr. Rosseau i- 
on the World, so he wont mind it. 

dene Greene (Colonial) for the mat- 




Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 
AUSTRALIAN IBSONS. 

Now on S.-C TIME. 



The Four Amaranths (American) 
are comely girls, who dress their act 
in exquisite taste. Old blue, heavily 
spangled in silver, is the color chosen 
for the short soubret costumes. 



Juliet, in her second week at the 
American, is first wearing a pretty 
cloak of pale blue satin edged with 
swansdown. The discard of the cloak 
reveals a neat green and gold ^f rock. 



ACQUITTED OF MURDER CHARGE. 

San Francisco, Dec. 8. 

Murray Bennett was absolved of the 
charge of murder by a coroner's Jury 
Monday. The verdict at the inquest 
was justifiable self-defense, a plea 
Murray made at the time of his ar- 
rest. 

The proprietor of the Mirror Cafe 
(Milton Levy) where the man died 
after being struck by a chair in Mur- 
ray's hands, may lose his HcenBe as a 
result of the affair, through not having 
reported the occurrence to the police. 





IWNKEY and COOK 

PANKKY and COOK in their novelty sinning uct "L13S FIUl'lNO Mcetiug with great 

success over the UNITED TIME, which they have bee., playing for the past two .seasons. 
Snocial scenerv and several changis of costumes are used In the a< t. 

ANnTcOOK has 011c of the Sweetest and best cultivated voices In vaudeville. For twelve 
vci^ she has been singing her wav into the hearts of the public. 

THKOnORE PANKEY who Is from the border line* of Texas. Mexico and Arkansas, has 
been "ocoVelyallh'd with the Aztec races that his portrayal of the Spanish character Is most 
Evincing Mr Pankey is so familiar with Mexican songs he is recognized as a master In 

handling all Spanish numbers. . ,.„.,,, wi.mu.mi x, pvavs 

PANKEY and COOK are under the personal direction of Al.HKK, WMiMt & k-va.^m. 



The Four Original London* hav se- 
cured thirty weeks over the Orpheum. 
starting in July. 




liil Hawthorne sails for London on 
the Adriatic Dec. l. r », to open at the 
Oxford, Christmas, then commencing 
a tour of three months on "The Syn- 
dicate" English time. l'ostponemer's 
of foreign engagement could not be 
secured l>y Miss Hawthorne. 



D1-: VKLUK and ZKLDA. 

A High Class Gymnastic and Eo'iillbrlstic At 
with New Features. Now playing ttio United 
Time. 

We wish all our friend* a Merry Chu.^mu. 
utid a Happy New Year. 




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HERE'S BILLY GOULD. 



By WILMAM GOULD. 



Of the thousands who have passed 
through the doors of the Putnam 
Building, very few have noticed the 
tablet over the main entrance. It 
reads as follows: 

"Gen, Geo. Washington 
and 
C.eii. Israel Putnam 
met on this spot during the move- 
ments of the American Army, Sept. 15, 
1776, the day before the battle of Har- 
lem." 

In a hundred years from now per- 
haps the future generation may read 
over the same door 

Gen. Martin Beck 

and r 

Gen. E. F. Albee 
met on this spot during the move- 
ments of the Vaudeville Army, May 
1, 1911, the day before the battle 
against Gen. William Morris, who was 
entrenched at 8th Ave. and 42nd St. 



There are a lot of people in New 
York who know a lot about vaudeville. 
One case in particular is that of a 
very wise almost, near and maybe will 
be, manager. So far he has parlayed 
a $200,000 bank roll into a shoe 
string and still he is around telling 
what he would do if he controlled the 
situation. 



I'm sleeping at the Madison Square 
Garden this week, during the six-day 
bicycle race. (Call me when Wal- 
thour sprints.) 



"If I knowed I could a rode I would 
a went." 



Jean Bedini slipped me a nifty at 
the Garden Saturday night. The Gar- 
den was packed. Jean said: "This 
place is big enough for Marcus Loew." 



Vaudeville was never in such a 
grand condition — Fred Ward is work- 
ing, this week. 



The Battling Hungarian, the hope of 
the white race, Oscar Lorraine, 1 1 2 
lb. champion paper weight of Buda 
Pest, will train at the Times Square 
Hotel. Meet all comers. 

Nat Goodwin staked Vernie Barton 
to $500 to play faro bank. Vernie 
won $4,500 and handed it to Nat say- 
ing: "Give me what you think I'm 
entitled to." They went into Child's 
restaurant to divide the money. After 
serious consideration Nat handed Bar- 
ton $1,000. Barton took it so good 
naturedly Nat started thinking "Did 
I give him enough?" Just then the 
milk man passed through. It was 4 
a. m. Nat said, "Is that fresh milk?" 
He found out that it was. "Give me 
a glass of it," he said. After drink- 
ing the milk, Nat handed H'arton $200 
more. Barton hollered to the milK 
man: "(Jive my friend another glass." 



Geo. White is still with the "Echo" 
Co.. and not so still, either. 



Aaron Hoffman writes for Kolb and 
Rogers, Cliff Gordon, Sam Mann and 
the American. 



What will Dowling do when Rector 
opens? 



Wanted — A chambermaid to take 
charge of an oyster bed (foolish). 



Mr. Bird wants to know "How can 
you play western time on the Eastern 
Wheel?" 

Valeska Suratt is going to produce 
a big "millinery and gown" act short- 
ly, with a company of 10 — nine-tenths 
girls. 



Burlesque is getting very close to 
musical comedy in every thing but 



HCHKMK TO UNIONIZE ACTOKH 
AND THEATRES. 

(Continued from page 3.) 
"90 day open-door" plan. No one 
would give the information that any 
such action had been taken, though it 
was said a special meeting of the Board 
of Directors might be called to look 
into this and other matters. 

The agreement between the White 
Rats and Keith, Albee, Williams, etc., 
signed in 1907, and a letter said to 
have been sent to a "small time" man- 
ager by a local booking agent, giving 
him the privilege of cancelling an act 
after the first show on Monday. 

Chicago, Dee. S. 
There is a strong report here that 
it is the intention of the White Rats 
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SALLY COHEN and JOHN C. RICE. 

(RICE and COHEN.) 

The clever purveyors of amusement, who have established a record by placing ten since ss- 
ro^comedy sketches before the vaudeville public. 

MR. RICE and MISS COHEN (Mrs. Rice) are now playing on the MORRIS CIRCUIT (Or- 
pheum. Cincinnati, this wck) with their latest and delightful hit, "THE PATH OF THE 
PRIMROSE." 

Next season the players will likely appear as legitimate stars In an extension to a produc- 
tion of one or more of their brief playlets. 



English. Most burlcsquers have as 
much use for a grammar as an old 
maid has for a nursing bottle. 



The best picture actor I ever met 
is the young man who reproduces your 
photos for $10 a 100. 



Vaudeville is getting much better. I 
have been promised a week next April. 



tion with the Actors' Union to go 
through with the policy of the union, 
which means the unionizing of every 
house in the land. 

From accounts, the attempt will in- 
clude the actor as well, establishing 
a boycott against those actors and 
houses which do not accede. 

The opinion out this way among 
the real actors is that if the labor 



MERRY CHRISTMAS ! 



BY I>AMj MACBOYLE. 



The ever fleeting moments, one by one. have Joined the pnst ; 

leaving memories as mementos: Christmas Pay Is here at last! 

Chrlstmns with Its joy and gladness and Its special matinee; 

We arc to an art enslaved, and must work while oihers play. 

Some of us who-e hearts are leaden— thinking of the folks back home, 

Having an old-fashioned Christmas— wish we never deigned to roam! 

We will feast at Mrs. Roardem'H or fall for an a la carte! 

So while we're In the business, let's forget we have a heart. 

For it's only excess baggage! If we grow fond of a friend. 

The show will hit the storehou;*e and the sketch is a! an end. 

Or, IT perchance, we're playing dates, nnd someone on the bill 

Looks good to us and we to them, what thought glve« us a chill? 

"It may be months or even years before we meet again, 

And the chances are, our solemn vows will be forgotten then!" 

So play your part or do your act or alng your little song; 

Hut don't get sentimental! If you do, you'll get In wrong! 

.Ju*t do your best and make 'em think you're happy! Wear a smile; 

It's the dope that brings contentment; so try It for a while. 

And. when you meet 'em day by day. pass out the gladsome mitt ; 

And try to "make each one believe that they alone are It! 

They'll know you're handing out the bull, but It's all in the game; 

Itv'give and tike and no harm done: we're all about the same* 

Hut tor to-day, let's just for once, each put his mask away. 

To be donned auiin to-morrow -but this Is Christinas day! 

And ere we A irt our Christmas feast, let's each raise In his chair 

^nd look around and make believe that all the gang are there, 

And all together drink a toast to show folk* great and small. 

And Join VARIETY in saying. "MERRY CHRISTMAS! ALL!" 



"ONE GREAT ACT" 

SAY "SKIGIE." 



It's at the Colonial. — Catches Nut 

Wills and William H. Thompson 

Witli New Acts,— Likes the 

Old Ones Better. 




"SKldE." 



Jetter and Rogers 

are very good. They 

come out and do 

some skating. One 

comes out as a girl, 

and does a lot of 

falling stuff. At the 

finish they do a 

buck and wing on 

skates and it is very 

good. 

The Dixie Seren- 
aders are taking 
the place of Cooper 
I and Robinson. They 
are doing the same 
act only they don't 
do it in a full stage. I haven't seen 
them in a long time but they are iloin^ 
the same stuff. They only took out' 
bow. 

The Fire Fighters got a lot of 
laughs. The two horses arc the whole 
act. When the curtain goes up there's 
a bulldog sitting on the chair that is 
some dog. He has a tire hat on and 
a pipe in his mouth. They went very 
good. I like.l "The London Fire Bri- 
gade" better. 

Gene Crten is a very good singer. • 
He wears a hr:>wn suit that is im- 
mense. He sings about four songs. 
When he comes out to take a bow lie 
goes over to the piano and sings 
"Piano Man," and he can sing it. The 
fellow that plays the piano is certainly 
great. Gene Green sang a song that 
was composed by Mr Straight (the 
man at the piano) and himself. It 
very good also. He was a riot. 

Thompson has a new act 
railed "The Old Musician.'' The gal- 
lery nearly kidded the act. The new 
act is not as good as the old one. 

Ray Cox is taking the place of Tro- 
vato. She does an automobile stunt 
that is very good. She went very 
good. 

Homer Miles has got one great act. 
He is very good. He takes the part of 
a janitor and he gets off a lot of slang 
that is right. There is a girl and 
a fellow in it that are supposed to 
come from tin* south, and they talk 
as if they were real southerners. It is 
the best act 1 have seen at the Colonial 
this season. 

Nat M. Wills is doing a new act. 
His monolog is about himself going 
across on a cattle steamer with a 
bunch of cows. It is not as funny 
as his Hortense monolog. He was a 
riot. 

Wormwood's Animals are very good. 
The act is really too long. A bunch 
of people walked o'ut. They prob- 
ably got tired of sitting through the 
act. He went fair. 

The pictures are "Hank and Lank 
Take a Rest." another one of Essan- 
ay's "Hank and Lank" series. The 
picture is very short, running about a 
minute and a half. 



"WTrs very j 

Wm. H. 

called "Th 



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MAJESTIC (Lymun H. (Hover, mgr. ; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit). At '1 o'clock Monday af- 
teruoon the Three California Girls were prc- 
.enting their entertaining musical numher, elos- 
in; to appreciation. Tlie Christopher Pros, 
accomplished more in the song recitation which 
finished their act than they did with all the 
material preceding It. The Day-Crane Co., 
in '•Hungry" drew their offering to a length 
which somewhat militated against the very 
good ide.i which they have hit upon. There 
is too much attempted; hy curtailing the 
> Retching. eliminating entirely the "clay 
modeling" and acJdTTig an element of 
sj-eeJ, they will find a keener appreciation. 
'I he sketching, because of the very nature of 
t:ie woik. shows practice above anything else; 
1 he wok Is excellent and the Idea of the Inter- 
lude nicely devised, but there is a period 
where the act draws a bit in the middle. With 
this defect eliminated the act is flt and ready 
for a long routing in the best company. Lil- 
lian Anhley was well received, but failed to 
make more li-.tn a favorable impression. Her 
tendency to effect "kid" manners and enun- 
ciation rather detracts from that section of her 
work where the affectation does not fit. The. 
Hr.-t laughing noise of the atternoon was put 
across bv Thos. J. Ryan and Mary Richfield 
with "Mag Haggaerty's- Father." The house 
was all in and seated for a pleasant time and 
made the most of the many opportunities the 
sketch offered for merriment. Chas. and 
Fannie Van scored well with their sketch In 
"one." Hy far the artistic hit of the show 
was coral led, and with the greatest ease, by 
the Four Fords. Their superior work, em- 
bellished by new costuming and containing 
a variety of difficult s-tcps which they bring 
for a first showing here, won vociferous ap- 
preciation. Their hit was the most note- 
worthy incident of the afternoon. The Rig 
City Quartet were in great favor and won 
the applause merited. Fannie Ward's sketch 
turned into a noisy surprise toward the finish. 
The "author" in the aisle managed to out- 
shout the combination of Miss Ward and her 
leading man upon the stage and out of the 
Jangle the audience gleaned considerable laugh- 
ter. "An I'nlucky Star" is fair material for 
vaudeville presentation. It was an easy mat- 
ter for Frank Tinney to "clean up" preceding 
Her/.ojj's Hors'es. which close the show. Tinney 
if chief of favorites here. He returned to find 
that his "single" still held the laugh record. 

WALT. 




lliaii a duolog 
(lies and the laughs conic 
strengthening of a section wli 
ing up. Praise must go to ........ ,..,,..,, .... 

her "slavey" type, and the audience fairlv 
welled up In applause of Imp singing specially. 
William Dillon worked his passage- through a 
strenuous Sunday, giving two shows at the 
American and opening here as an added at- 
traction for the week. WALT 

George M Cohan was in town to ■> tie 
s, arl ol (lei Uieb-Quick Vallingl'ord" al the 
Olympic lasl Sunday night. 



Pulley and Austin, lri'"Two Men and a Girl," 

at the Cort ; "The Mayoress," with May De 

Sjusa, at the Colonial ; and Julian Eltlnge, In 

' I he Fascinating Widow," are the new mus- 

i.al shows this week. 



Rosa Roma began a tour of the Orpheum 
Circuit at Didianapolis last Monday. She may 
expect additional consideration from the prov- 
erbially courteous Orpheum managers, as she 
Is the wife of Chester Sutton, who manages 
the Salt Lake City house. 



"Cap" Montague, who managed the Marlowe, 
in the same neighborhood, for Sulllvan-Consi- 
(tine, when they had that house last spring, 
will be the manager of the Trevett for S.-C. 



Thomas Gaynor, who owns the Linden prop- 
erty, is figuring on getting into the game In 
opposition to Sullivan-Considlne's late addi- 
tion to their circuit. He owns 11U feet of Cot- 
tage Grove Avenue frontage in the same block 
as the Trevett, and is figuring on a 1,0<H) ca- 
pacity theatre. He would have an advantage 
over the Trevett in seating room, as that house 
has only !Mi4 chairs which it can sell ; of these, 
."»1N are in the balcony, a stctlon of the house 
into which the Trevett management has always 
found difficulty in enticing the public. 

Johnnq Evers is the star attraction In "Go- 
ing Some," which th* College Theatre stock 
company is producing this week. Local ball 
"fans" are making up theatre parties to wit- 
ness the crippled Cub's dramatic attempts. 



Alice Lloyd passed through Chicago last 
week, bound lor Spokane, where she opened 
another tour of the Orpheum Circuit. She Is 
accompanied by the sister of her husband, Tom 
McNuughton, who is now seeing America for 
the lirst time. 

Vitor Kremer Is back in town from an ex- 
tended tour of the East, made in the Interest 
of his song publications. He Is gradually get- 
ting ahead of the opposition which he found In 
his own name, as applied to another firm, and 
the entire affair is on the eve of legal adjust- 
ment. 

The Calumet, South Chicago, which has been 
presenting dramatic s-tock all season, dis- 
charged it« players last Saturday night and 
may turn to vaudeville as a regular thing, 
following a special Sunday bill, which Walter 
Kcefe booked in, 4. 



Abe Jacobs has secured from Manager Rus- 
coe. of the Jeffers. Saginaw, a life pass, en- 
graved on solid silver, for Mrs. Geo. L. Hick- 
ell. who lives in Saginaw, while her husband 
/t pavcl* with "The Follies." 

Ethel Gilmore is the dancer in "The Soul 
Ki.-x," playing the outlying houses, which had 
Genee as the original. 



Aida Overton Walkir and S. H. Dudley head 
a company of colored performers in "The 
Smart Set" at We'ier's this week. 

John L. Sullivan has been booked by Geo. 
Hines, manager of the Lida. as his headliner 
for next wtek. 

HAMLIN (.John J. Nash, agent ).— Harry 
Field's "School Kids." Gardner and Stoddard, 
Cain and Odom; others. 

THIRTY -FIRST ST. (Ed Lang, agent). - 
Arnold Rickey and Co.. Melroy Duo, Jack 
Rollins. Jean McElroy ; others. 

"The Sweetest Girl in Paris' 'Co. repaired 
to the Newspaper Club hint Saturday and en- 
tertained the reporters. 

Rose Stahl brings "The Chorus Girl" to Me- 
Vicker's next Sunday. 

Chi. ago Lodge No. I. II. IV O. Flks. held Its 
annual memorial service at the Chicago Opera 
llmiM' last Sunday afternoon. 

Monte Conklin his .-old his interest in the 
booking firm of Sternad K- Conklin to John 
Simon, of the Princess Exchange. Louisville. 



The NcIkoii -Moran lluhl pictures will be 
shown with the "Jardin de Paris Girls" on 
tour. 

Tell Taylor replace. I A! Fields in "Lower 
llirth I."." at the Wliit'iey laM Sunday night. 

l/.zy M. Weingarten has began suit for .<l!."»<>. 
I ouidafed damages, against the Grove Theatre 
I'm . which operated the Trevett week Nov. 2.'!. 
when hi- aef. "The Girl ami the E.igle." win 
can. tiled. Sol Lowenthal will make it a test 
ease to bold the owners of ihe tlieitre liable 
under a contract made out in the house man- 
aaer's name. Tom Slinniles is owmr <»:' the 
theatre and Sullivaa \- Cnnfmlinc are now in 
posses -ion. Lowenthal is also defending P.imin- 
Moom-Mrrr in tin suit which M. C Shanboiv. 
of Kansas City and Leavenworth. Kan . ha-» 
in-tituted be ause the act refused to pla> his 
theatres after contracting. It | s said that 
Sh ni'ierL'. in Le«a ve'iworUi. requires all a. t* 
to play the Soldiers Horn* in place of the 
tie nre Friday night of each week, causing 
oine aits a con-ider lble amount of Inconven- 



ience in moving their paraphernalia back and 
forth. This is the flr.-t case in Chicago where 
a manager hooking through the W. V. M. A. 
has sued for liquidated d images. Frank Cain. 
the Asosciation attorney, is representing Shan- 
berg in the matter. 

APOLLO (Robert Levy, mgr ;agent. Frank 
Q. Doyle). — Four Musical Luciers. Paul Case 
and Co., Nodinr and Emery, Four Comrades, 
Maurice Samuel. 

ARCHER (Henry Schoensteadt. mgr. ; agent, 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Slg Valenos Concert Rand, 
Lorettas Models. Paul Rauwens, Ruf and Cu- 
slck, Fitzgerald and Odell. 

CRYSTAL (Frank Schaefer. ingr. ; agent. 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Deaves Manlkens, MaGrath 
and Yeoman. Murray K. Dill, Hines Kimball 
Troupe. Two Johnsonw. 

WILSON AV. (Jones, Liniek & Schaefer. 
mgrs. ; agent, F. Q. Doyle).— Glriard and] 
Gardner, "The Eagle and The Girl." Meinott 
Trio, Estellc Wardette and Co.. Rusticano Trio, 
John Baxter. 

WILLARD (Jones. Llnick & Schaefer. mgrs.; 
agent, Frank Q. Doyle).— Fields and Hanson, 
Tom and Stasia Moore, Four Hanvards, Harry 
and Kate Jackson, Se.irles and George. 

LYCEUM (Fred Llnick. mgr.: agent. Frank 
Q. Doyle).— "The Henedietlon," Hilly Meltable. 
Van Kathoven Four, Hair and Evans. 

VIRGINIA (J. l\ Rit hey. mgr.; agent. 
Frank Q. Doyle). — Htniiington Pro.-*., Dorothy 
Lamb and Co., Will Hart. Rlack and Tan. 
Germars Rronze Models, Casad and De Verne. 

PREMIER (Chat,. Schaefer. mgr. :agent. 
Frank Q. Doyle). — Francisco Trio. Eddie Gil- 
more. Uurhardt and Marry, Eleinor Kroll. 
Larivee and Lee, Paul Wagner, Burton and 
Murton, Tet Young. 

MJOU DREAM (Sigmund Fuller, mgr.; 
agent, Frank Q. Doyle). — Emerson and Wright, 
Pearl Terry. Taylor and Herbert, Hilly Woods, 
Van and Van, Lillian Murnell, Wyer and Allen. 

GEM (Chas. Schaefer, mgr.; agent. Frank 
Q. Doyle).— Maker and DeVere, George Mosuro, 
Stinger and Stinger, Madge Clinton and Co , 
Irene Hobein, Thomas and Wright. 

WONDERLAND (Guy M. Mills, mgr.; agent. 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Avery and Lindsay. Flora 
DeLeon, Qulnn Trio, Neola. ITarry Swan, Edith 
Elliott. 

ESSEX (Milharz & Lewis, mgrs.: agent. 
Frank Q. Doylo).— Crowell and Gardner, Rose 
Johnson, Rowe and Clinton. 

LINDEN (C. M. Hatch, mgr. ; agent. William 
Morris, Inc. ).— The Delzarros. Frank Merritt. 
Mums Sisters, Watson and Dwyer. LeClaire 
and Sampson. Dorando, Mlntz and Palmer, the 
Masagnles. llalllgan and Ward, the Ved Mars. 

CLARK (Joe Grlnes. mgr.; agent. William 
Morris, Inc.).— The Mascagnis. Mabel John- 
ston. Godfrey and Henderson, Kroneman Mros.. 
Musical McLarens, Frank Merritt. Glendower 
and Manio, Allen and Cormier, Todd Judge 
Family. 1 t| 

Jl'LIAN (J. C. Conderman. mgr. ; agent. 
William Morris, Inc.). Webbs Seals, Dick 
Miller, Garner Family. Molton, Hayes and llol- 
ton. Lynn and Monnie Hazard. 

OAK (M. J. Karger. mgr. ; agent. William 
Morris, Inc.).- Mtne. Mcdini's Horses. Ray 
Crocker and Picks, Gb ndower and Manninn. 
llalllgan and Ward, Todd Judge Family, Wat- 
son and Dwyer, Harry S. Mack and Co.. Mabel 
Johnson, Musical Geralds. 



ASHLAND (A. Wledner, mgr.; agent. W. V. 
M. A.). — Ross and Oaks, Three Kcenes. Del- 
more and Dnrrell, Al Lawn nee. (First half.) 

LYDA (George Hines. mgr. ; agent. W. V. 
M. A. ).— Redpath's Napanees, Williard's Tem- 
ple of Music-. 

PLAZA (Fred Hartman. mgr.; agent. \v. V. 
M. A.).— Lambert Mros., Mile. Nadje. Jose- 
phine Gassman and Picks, Carle Veaux and 
Co.. Four Mortons. 

ACADEMY (Frank Ravmond. mgr.; agent. 
W. V. M. A.). Trolley Car Trio, Hobby Ran- 
kin. Mr. and Mrs. Hughs, Harry and Mabel 
Martini, Dalto Frcese Co., Mile. Zolla. Pearl 
Lester. 

ARCH (George L. Drown, mgr. ; agent. W. 
V. M. A.).— Mr. and Mrs. O'Hrien. Rader and 
Under, Dlerick Pros., Jessie Adams, The Elli- 
otts, Herbert and De Long. Charles () Toole, 
Capt. Woolridge. 

COLCMHIA (J. II. Kahn. mgr.; agent. W. 
V. M. A.). — Dalto Frcese and Co. Mine Zella. 
Lang and Mayo. "Ethel Gilky. Mr ami Mrs. 
O'Hrien. Rader and Rader. and Hruiio Kramer 
Trio 

KEDZIG AVENCE (Win. Maholm. mgr.; 
agent. W. V. M. Al. Arthur Dunn and Marie 
Gla/.er. Hilly McDcrmoti. Lafayette Lanmnt 
Co.. Jos. Callahan and Co.. and Morrisey and 
Rich. 

GAIETY -SOFTH CHICAGO (Harry Wilson. 
mgr.; agent. W. V. M A. I Ward and Weber 
Montambo and Martelli. <'• Elliotts, Lowcdl 
and Esther Drew, and Hillv Wim'm.i. 

CIRCLE (Italaban Hrothcis. mgrs.; agent 
W. V. M. A). Doe White-, Sam Liebert ami 
Co.. Wedf and Zacbdla, and one to till. 

GRAND (Geo LeVee. mgr.; agent, \\\ y 
M. A.).- Madam Toona's Indians. Frank Rog- 
ers. Harvey Hammond ami Co.. Hazed Swan- 
son, and om- to lill 

VERDI (George Theodore, mgr ; agent \\'. 
V M. A.i. Uathske ||er Trio, the Kenning*! 
Hubert and DeLmig. Meredith and Snoo/.er 
and Charles O'Toole * " 



SAN FRANCISCO 

P.y LESTER FOCNTAIN 
VAKIETY Office. «Mis Market St 
ORPHEI'M (Martin Heck, gen mgr.; agent 
<liiv. t i Monday night the early aiie|ien:- ( . did' 
not take. :,:iy particular interest in the pro- 
eeedingv the a«ts receiving verv little for 
tlieir efforts. Meredith Sisters* did w ,.|| 
Sheila, moved from "I" to "!.'." started slowly' 
but managed to pull through allrigbf. Rad'ic 
I'urman w< :;i through very well. Mabel Hite 
and Mike hoiilin. moved from "({ to -\ •• 
.-'art, d slowly. Mabel Kite's Imitation of 
Ivldm l-ov wa- the first real noise. The act 
linished -tr.ing Ri.hard Nadrage ur,f tlin>iigh 
ve r\ well with an ordinarv vetitriloepilst st.e 
< laity. William F.iinum Al- Co. a n i -t ie -u-' - 



cess. Cooke and Lorenze set a fast pace and 
kept the laughs continuous and were hit of the 
program. The Duffin-Redcay Troupe finished 
the program. 

EMPRESS (Sid Grauman, mgr.; ng«nt. S.- 
C. ).— The new Grauman house opened to turn- 
away business Sunday night. There were no 
preliminary festivities, the audience quietly 
taking seats and the program started without 
any speec bniaking. The lobby was a solid 
mass of floral tributes. The show for an 
initial performance was ordinary. There was 
no added feature and several of the acts have 
been seen here often. Lind, who did not ap- 
pcair at the National last week, was held over. 
The costuming contributed class. He proved 
surprise by landing big at (dose. Camm and 
Theira. clever, scored substantially. Thomas 
Potter Dunn got nice start and finished strong. 
The gallery in particular showed great appre- 
ciation. Dunn worked twenty-six minutes, but 
impression would have been better In fifteen. 
Hallen and Fuller heavily billed as "extra 
attraction." Ihe Helm Children rung up a 
(dean hit. "Polly Pickle's Pets" closed, glv- 
satisfactlon. The new Empress is a marvel of 
beauty, with the box and loge prices fifty 
cents. The entrance Is of marble, mirrors 
Illuminating the ceiling. Mright gold pre- 
dominates throughout the interior, with old 
rose and turquoise tinting. The walls and 
celling have paneled effect. 



Two clever chaps, Shayne A King, are back 
in town playing return da ten. ' "Pop Grauman 
was the first to grab them for this week at the 
Nat ionul. 



Ho 1 ) Hums (Hums ft Howell) while en rouitf 
to Seattle, stopped off ut Redding, Cat., and 
was married to Marcell Marlon, a vaudeville 
actress playing the town. After the ceremony 
Hob continued his Journey north while his 
bride finished the week Iti Redding and then 
jumped to Reno, Nev., to complete her con- 
tract, after which she will Join Mr. Burns in 
Seattle. 



The story Is abroad that the Burns-Howell 
Circuit is defunct, but Mr. Howell denies that 
the firm has dissolved partnership, stating 
that Hums is at present In Seattle where he 
will remain in charge of officer* which will 
shortly be opened in the northern city, Mr. 
Howell handling all bookings in this vicinity. 
Authentic Information to hand states that 
Hums prior to his departure north, personal!* 
(solicited a position with a local booking agency 
whicdi informed Hums they had nothing to 
offer. The next morning the agent had a man 
on the road signing up Hurns-Howell houses. 



Sharp & Turk closed four weeks' engage- 
ment at the' Portola Cafe Dec-. 3d, Jumping to 
Levy's Cafe, Lo.-» Angeles, for four weeks. 



The Valencia discontinued the M. P. policy 
after ."», when the Girton Stock Company took 
over the house. 

The Three Leditnans are booked up for In- 
definite time in this vicinity. 

It is whispered Mike Scott in in town (In- 
cognito). 



Jean Savage, whde making a slide for life at 
Long Reach, Cal. li."». was severely burned. 
The slide was made from a tower a hundred 
feet high, along a wire Into the surf, a dls- 
t nice or ]."»() yards. Savage had barely begun 
the slid*' when one of the red fire torches he 
carried ignited his clothing and in an limtant 
he resembled a living torch. Writhing In 
agony Savage was helpless until he struck the 
surr. His body, neck and face wore horribly 
blistered. He will be scarred for life. 

Miss lleatrlz Mlehelenn Middle Ion. sister of 
Ve ra Mie holcna. has resigned from the Max 
Dill Company. The trouble is said to have 
begun with the opening of the sensoifc when 
Miss Mie he Una resigned, but was at that time 
patched up. ami she continued with the com- 
pany. The fait that Laura Lb-b Is billed as 
the leading woman of the company Is said 
to have occasioned Jealousy on Miss Mlche- 
lena's part Thomas Whiff en is another mem- 
ber of the company to be replaced which Is 
not surprising c-onsiderlng his showing with 
the company since it opened. 

COLCMHIA (Gottlob * Marx, mgrs.; direc- 
tum K. <V E. ) Lillian Russell in "In Search 

of A Sinner." 

SAVOY ( F. Husey. mgr.; direction John 
Cort) "Kissing Girl." 

PIONCESSt S. L. Loverich. mgr.; direction 
John Cort).- Rcvani Opera Co. 

GARRICK (S L. Loverie h. mgr; Mu »lcal 
Comedy).- Max Dill Co in "Dream City." 

VALENCIA (Alex Kaiser, mgr.; Stock) — 
Girton Stock Co.. "The Cowpumhe r." 

ALCAZAR (Kclasco & Mayer, mgrs.; stock). 

"The Dollar Mark " 

POKTOLO-LOCVRE CAFE (lli-rbort Moyer- 
febl. gen. mar.; amusement mgr.. Henry Gar- 
ma i. Eslr* llita : MID-. Remi ; Imris Wilson; 
Really Rlake; Elsa Wae I ; Hermit Jaulus and 
biv llllh Class Or bestta 

PORTOLA THEATRE iLeahv * All, urn, 
mars.; auent. He rl Levey i Ed Ouialev; WvIsh 
Panics; Fred Lawrence ;u M | Co.; Ve Colonial 
Trio; Nero Hrothers; Doroth\ Wolhert Co- one 
to fill. 

MARKET ST. tllillahan \- Get/. mgr-« ; 
aaent. Pert Levy) Harlow's Hoc : Del Aded- 
pbia ; Glae'-tom- Sister.- .lordon. Harvey and 
Harnard. 

GHAND (Le ihv ,v .M'uirn. mars ; agent. 
Rett Levey i The ! .. '. in i n,. ; Hal and Mary 
M iisoii ; one 'o || , ! 

LIHEH'IN i I'.r-o a <■ ,<■ i;.'i' ingrs.; agent, 
\'.< r: Lev. \ i \ <■ ■ Ti-'o. The Lehmans; 

tour to til' 

M.Mlaru.' '■ ■> ' i Main i< ii, • i presented her 
if ^ :i' i !'■• !'■• I.:!!. Oi." at the regular 

* > 1 1 • Ii • n ci Oakland. ."0. before 

Mr M- ..no howe-d his approvnl by 

'"' ' ;,,..!;•... i |,, ,.,,., j () ,,p f>n t nt> 

'" ,■■':. Orplx 'i'ii. Oakland. 



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BOSTON 

By J. UOOl/TZ. 

bU Summer St. 
KElTHs (Huny E. Uus\iu, mgr agent 
L U o.j. -This weeks bill did not suner 
lor want of variety. There was plenty of it. 
There was one disappointment- James and 
Sadie Leonard and Richard Anderson ; fat led 
lo appear through the illness of a member 
of the company. They were replaced by Mc 
Cart and Bradford, In a comedy ^eU* «at 
wan very Kood. The best act on the bill was 
Sd K H?ynard, the best ventriloquist ever 
Teen here Clara Dallarlni, aeriallst, opened 
but should have been lower **"*•*«*££ 
work Carl Randall, real Laddie Cliff »ty |e . 
pleased Conrad and Whldden, piano and vlo- 
an. work well liked; Ellta Proctor Otis and 
Co. entertaining ; Fay, Two Coleys and Fay. 
clever ; Stuart Barnes mono-log, got his usual 
reception; Odiva. g ood d iving act. pictures. 

ORl'HEl'M (Victor J. Morris, mgr., *I ent ' 

Don' Carney ; pictu res. 

HOWAUl) ATHENBUM (Jay Hunt, i mgr.; 
agent Ed. Kelley).-" Miner's .Americans 
House bill-Bon Air Trio ; Adamlni and Tay- 
lor • uerhier and Stella; Diamond AA Cam- 
eron "Aoward^Meyer and Tomsel ; McDonald ; 
La Tosca; pictures. 

unwuoiN SQUARE (J. E. Comerford. mgr. ; 
agen^ National and Mardo). -Dandy Dixies; 
fffllan Herbert ; The Chrlstys ; Bob and 
Bertha "Jae; William and Williams; All 
Pasha ; pictures. ^^^ 

Warren D. Church of the C. B. O. Is full of 
busy business this week. First W .took a ^op- 

K-and-ljump trip to ^fVr?in N H fol- 
a new house, the Gem. at Berlin. ^ . "» IQI 

I?"*. X WMa WSSclK? and at Se %n- 
2TSt m2»^ ?£• Princess was formerly 
a U. B. O. family d epartm ent house. 

Robert J. Larsen, manager of Keith's, has 
be« confined to his' bed_wtth a heavy cold. 
The annual Shakespearian production of the 

cle chosen this year. 

PHILADELPHIA 

By GEORGE M. YOUNG. R 

vism'i'H'k iH T Jordan, mgr.; agent, u. a- 

welcomed her with open arms. M J" Tan ^ a v 
ia hena for two weeks. There was a speedy, 
•^balanced and pleasing bill In support- 
Pail Spadonl. toe European Juggler, returned 
wftta some new material, which has not been 
nrivioualy seen and he handled all his jug- 
Klna in the same finished, skilful manner 
wilfe his comedy assistant added blta of humor 
which were appreciated. Tom Nawn and Co., 
S "When Pat Was King." won a ■ !»»"» ■*•" 
of favor. Charles F Semon anded a big hit 
with his comedy and musical turn. He nas 
broadened the first part, and with the skilful 
handling of a song at the opening, Semon 
saVled trough in good style. The q ring jg « 
the Pedersen Brothers brought more £***>*•* 
than any of its class seen here. Tnw act 
Samls out for its originality and novel Jr in 
Its Drlncipal feature tricks. The Feaersen 
trick*' and flying cut-off on the rings brought 
the team back to take several extra bows. 
"Won By A Leg." a humorous sketch pre- 
sented by Gordon Eldrid & Co.. kept the 
house amused. Lew Hawkins had some new 
and old gags." with some familiar talk well 
mixed in, and did nicely. Grey and Peters 
made a llrm impression on their first showing 
here with a well-arranged cycling act, which 
includes straight and comedy riding. ine 
straight does a double whirl on the handle- 
bars, a corking trick. The dancing of the 
Carbrey Brothers won liberal favor. Pictures. 

VICTORIA (Jay Mastbaum, mgr. ; agent, H. 
Bart McHugh).-Bill well above the usual 
standard this week, featured by the Ernesto 
SlBters In a decidedly Btrong act for the small 
time. Kennard Brothers and Florence landed 
a substantial hit with a lively acrobatic act. 
The girl Juggles while balanced on a globe, 
and the trio round out a pleasing number. A 
new acrobatic pantomime turn was presented 
by J J. Morgan and Co., the troupe Including 
six persons, a special set being used. The 
idea is an excellent one. The act Is new and 
Bhould Improve as It is used. What it needs 
now Is speed, without which no pantomime 
stuff will go, but this should come with steady 
work. One of the biggest hits ever made here 
by a singer was credited to the comedienne In 
the act of Gray and Travis. Her one song 
saved the act. Emma Krause, working single 
in blackface, did nicely with her songs. Chal- 
lis and Challls, a man and a little girl, pleased 
with a banjo and singing act. The little girl 
does unubually well with ner songs. Another 
youngster to make a hit was Baby Sobelson, 
who showed here some weeks ago. The tot Is 
clever now, and with iare ought to go right 
along. Fox and Ward, a couple of "young 
fellows'' trying to get along In the world, drew 
their Hhare with some talk and songs. They 
retain much of the Dumont atmosphere in the 
act, but can hand It to a lot of singing and 
talking acts which pass as good. Lado. the 
"Dragon" contortionist, pleased with his snowy 
work. Pictures. 



PALACE (Jules E. Aronson, mgr. ; agent, H. 
Bart Mcliugh).— There was considerable shift- 
ing and Juggling with this week's bill, but 
when finally in running order it hit about a 
fair average. The Three Judges, with nicely 
arranged acrobatics, pulled down a hit and 
were billed as the feature. The Five Bohem- 
ians ottered a straight singing turn of fair 
calibre. Two of the girls stand out for men- 
tion in solo numbers, and the men give fair 
support. Downey and Ashton are a "sister 
act," not sticking too close to the overworked 
style of turn, and for this reason passed nicely- 
The girls sing fairly well, and do a bit of 
stepping. Added to the rest is some nice 
dressing, and this helped. The Ballo Brothers 
did well with their banjo playing, rather better 
than the usual run. Tne remainder of the bill 
Just about hit the fair mark. Dreano and 
Ooodwln and Cunningham and D ivry offered 
singing, dancing and talk ; Thompson showed 
some fair Juggling along familiar lines ; Sam 
Roberts Just about got away with a song and 
a bit of talk, and then struck a Bnag when 
he attempted "Gunga Dhin." It was sad— 
not the story. La Noire ottered his familiar 
musical act. Pictures, as usual. 

OAYETY (John P. Eckhardt, mgr.).— 
"Bowery Burlesquers." 

TROCADERO (Sam. M. Dawson, mgr.).— 
"Merry Maidens." 

With Charlie Dooln of the Phillies and 
James McCool as headliner, the Plaza broke 
all records for attendance and receipts last 
week. 

Warren D. Church, who has a booking 
office at Boston, has opened a branch In this 
city. He is located at 214 Mint Arcade 
Building in the same office with Frank 
Mlgone, but Is in no way associated with the 
local agent 

Tom Kennedy, a popular sshger and song 
writer of this city, is a member of the newly 
formed firm of Fellheimer-Kennedy Company 
with offices In the Colonial Theatre Building, 
15th and Chestnut streets. The firm has al- 
ready placed a number of their songs with 
big acts. 

The Iris, located at Kensington and Alle- 
gheny avenues, will be openeu next week. 
Vaudeville aud pictures is the policy. Five 
acts will be played, three snows dally. 
Michael Walsh Is the owner and manager 
and Charles J. Kraus will supply the book- 
ings. 

The fifth annual entertainment and ball of 
the Actors' National Protection Union, No. 
0, held at Harmonle Hall last Friday evening 
proved the most successful ever held by »the 
organisation. About 1,800 persons were in 
attendance. A vaudeville show was given 
with the following: Royce Brothers; Val- 
ine ; Baldwin and Foster ; Will and Mable 
Casper ; Lafferty ; Spencer and Davis ; Hoff 
and Rex ; Gus Bolin ; Maglin and Bush. A 
banquet was held Sunday evening, 150 guests 
being present. 

BIJOU (Joseph Dougherty, mgr. ; agent, U 
U. o.).— "The Eagle and The Girl" Burrows- 
Travers Co., The Stedmans ; Pankey and Cook, 
Charles Dale, Cornelia and Wilbur, Prof, Jos- 
eph Dawson's Minstrels. Pictures. 

WILLIAM PENN (George Metzel. mgr. ; 
Fltzpatrlck Agency). — Middleton and Spell- 
mayer, May Ward, Wren and Brockway, Duffy 
and Edwards, Ott and Boyd, Joseph J. Rose, 
Goyt Trio. Pictures, 

PLAZA (Charles Oelschlagtr, mgr. ; agent, 
H. Bart McHugh).— Four Soils Brothers, The 
Tolls, Morgan and Chester. Helen Chapman, 
Perry and Elliott Pictures. 

GLOBE (T. R. Howard, mgr. ; agent H. Bart 
McHugh). — Bernard and Hart, Rhyme and 
Riddle, Flying Russells, Harry Taylor. Sec- 
ond half : Minnie Fisher, Kennedy and Hockey, 
The Shelveys, Billy Barron. Pictures. 

AUDITORIUM (W. Herkenreider, mgr. ; 
agent, H. Bart McHugh).— Allan and May, El 
Bonner, The Douovas. Second half: Rhyme 
and Riddle, Lulnii Brothers, Bert Tyson. Pic- 
tures. 



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PARK (F. G. Nixon-Nlrdllnger, mgr. ; agent, 
Nlxon-Nirdlinger Vaudeville Agency).— Hamil- 
ton and Massey, Ladell and Belmont, Sam 
Phillips. Sasha Gordlen, Count and Countess 
Chllo, W. HUdreth and Co. Pictures. 

PEOPLE'S (F. O. Nixon-Nlrdllnger, mgr. ; 
agent, Nixon-Nlrdllnger Vaudeville Agency).— 
Van Field. Martini and Troys, Manning Trio, 
Carl Labakan and dogs, The Fullers Minstrels, 
Coper. Pictures. 

STANDARD (F. O. Nlxon-Nirdlinger. mgr. ; 
agent, Nixon-Nlrdllnger Vaudeville Agency). — 
Four Howards, Will Adams, Toku Klshl, Helen 
Horn and Co. Pictures. 

GERMANTOWN (Walter Stuempflg, mgr. ; 
agent, Chas. J. Kraus).— First half: Leslie 
Thurston, Moon and Phlllippi, Lefere and 
Fields, Whirl's Harmonlstic Four, Mabel le 
Fonda Troupe. Second half: The Stantons, 
Musical Busklrk and Co., George Clark, Ma- 
belle Fonda Troupe, Estrella and Edwards. 

JUMBO (R. Hagener. mgr. ; agent, Chas. J. 
Kraus).— First half: Leroy ; Goldle, St Clare 
and Goldle; The Stauntons, Lester Bros, and 
Crelghton Sisters. Last half: Lamont and 



GREAT NORTHERN (M. Greenwald. mgr.; 
agent. H. Bart McHugh).— The Parks, Alice 
De Garmo, Four Bragdons, Ward and Cullen. 
Second half: Gruel and Cruet, James (i I Idea, 
Carl Zeno, Fritz Haubel and Co. Pictures. 

FOKBPAL'UH'S (Miller & Kaufman, mgrs. ; 
agent*, Taylor & Kaufman).— Boston City 
Four, Two Franks, Woods and Lewis, Charles 
Dank>, Four Stagpooles, Von Slrley Sisters. 
Pictures. 

COLONIAL (F. Wolf. mgr. ; agents. Taylor 
& Kaufman).— Four Mexican Serenaders, Wal- 
dron Bros., Miss Sherry, Three Closes. Pic- 
tures. 

G1RARD (Miller & Kaufman, mgrs. ; agents. 
Taylor &, Kaufman).— The Zunkley Troupe, 
Jackson, Price and Montgomery ; Harry and 
Minnie Kooper. Fred Coles bulldogs. Second 
half : Brown and Sheftell, Freeman and Fiske, 
Charles Bartholemew. Pictures. 

EMPIRE (Stanford & Westren, mgrs. ; 
agents, Taylor & Kaufman).— The Eddy Fam- 
ily, Freeman and Fiske. Burns and Clark. 
Second half : Jackson, Price and Montgomery ; 
Etta Louise Blake. Pictures. 

MANHE1M (Puhrman Bros, mgrs. ; agents, 
Taylor & Kaufman). — Santel, Etta Louis 
Blake, Tom Howard and Co. Second half : 
Burns and Clark, De Long and HUdebrand, 
Tom Howard and Co. Pictures. 

GEM (Morris & Ancke, mgrs. ; agents, Tay- 
lor & Kaufman).— Tagg and White. The Aml- 
otts, Madge Hughes. Second half : Roma Trio, 
Rom ley and Gay, Dudley. Pictures. 

TWENTY-NINTH ST. PALACE (C. H. Kell- 
ner, mgr.; agents, Taylor & Kaufman).— Roma 
Trio, Romley and Gay. Dudley. Second half : 
The Amlotts, Tagg and White, Madge Hughes. 

NIXON (F. G. Nlxon-Nirdlinger, mgr. ; agent, 
Nixon - Nirdlluger Vaudeville Agency). — Mc- 
Donald and Co., Cycling Demons, Bergols and 
Clara, Pullman Porter Maids ; Lane, Goodwin 
and Lane ; Romany Trio, The Carters. Pic- 
tures. 



Mllham, Nettle Knuce. Wade and Wheeler, 
Lester Bros, and Crelghton Sisters. 

FIFTY-SECOND ST. (Geo. Bothwell, mgr. ; 
agent Chas. J. Kraus).— First half: Lamont 
and Mllham. Tucker and Lawrence, Geo. Clark, 
Fred. Wright and Co. Last half ; Leroy, Les- 
lie Thurston, Moon and Phlllippi ; Goldle, St. 
Clare and Goldle. 

AURORA (Donnelly & Collins, mgrs. ; agent. 
Chas. J. Kraus).— First half: The Flying Bel- 
monts, Baldwin and Foster, Florence Levere, 
Qutllen and Son. Last half: Whirl's Harmon- 
lstic Four, Forber, Walker and Burnell, De 
Foard. 

BROAD ST. CASINO (Mr. Jacobs, mgr. ; 
agent, Chas. J. Kraus). — First half: Nettle 
Knuce, Richmond Sisters, Musical Busklrk. 
Last half : Bennella, Ronaldo and Dolano, 
Fred. Wright and Co. 

HIPPODROME-PALACE (Chas. Segal, mgr. ; 
agent, Chas. J. Kraus).— First half: Mason 
and Baker, Leroy and Paul, Fulla De Buse. 
Last half : Tucker and Lawrence, Fern and 
Mack, Marie Gillette. 




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ATLANTIC CITY 

By I. B. PULASKI. 

YOUNG'S PIER (Jack D. Flynn, mgr.; agent. 
Pat Casey through U. B. O.).— Lily Lena, hit; 
Four Victors, leaping acrobats, wonderful; 
liurnham & Greenwood, very good; Two Pucks, 
went big; Floyd Mack, acrobatic dancer, good; 
Janet Priest and Co., in "Little Miss Ham- 
And," a new act, needs attention yet; A-BA- 
BE'S, Pictorial Post Card Album, excellent 
novelty. 

SAVOY (Harry Brown, mgr.; agent Louis 
Wesley).— Gertrude Dean and Co., headlined; 
Caron and Herbert, comedy acrobats, excel- 
lent; Clarence Sisters and Brother, songs, well 
liked; Laurie Ordway, character songs, clever; 
Lambertl Trio, musical, good; Jones and 
Gaines, colored, good; Farley and Clare, danc- 
ers, clever; Master Runahan, character songs, 
young boy, promises big; M. P. 

STEEPLECHASE PIER (R. Morgan & W. 
H. Fennan, mgrs.).— M. P. 

MILLION DOLLAR PIER (J. L. Young & 
Kennedy Crossan, mgrs.).— M. P. 

Monday saw the continuation of vaudeville at 
Young's Pier. The resignation of Ben Harris 
from the position of booking agent has had no 
apparent effect on the house policy. This 
week's bill was booked in by Pat Casey 
through the U. B. O. 

A new venture was eutered Into by Harry 
Brown, manager of the Savoy, this week. That 
was the lengthening of the bill at that house 
to eight acts. Formerly the show has been 
five or six acts and three reels of "talking" 
pictures. The pictures are retained and there- 
by make the show run three hours, Including 
an Intermission. Thi.s appears a bit toe long 
for a vaudeville show here. However, as the 
price* have not heen raised (thirty cents being 
top) it is the moil* y's w orth. 

Jack D. Flyun, lie new assistant mauager 
of Young's Pier, and who practically has 
charge of affairs, has .Seen identified with the 
pier for the past seven years. He is an old 
vaudevillian having been at one time an acro- 
bat. He has a wide acquaintance among the 
profession and Is popular with It. Like his 
former chief, W. E. Shackelford, he is a red 
head. About two weeks ago he wrote a letter 
to his sister who had la.ely been married. 
But the letter was not mimed for a week be- 
cause when he started to .eJdress the envelope 
he forgot her new name. It came to him while 
lying in bed tninking over the matter. Jack 
got right up and made a memorandum of It 

Geo. W. Leslie and a company of three will 
open at Young's Pier next week In a farce 
playlet entitled "Leave It To Me." The "Co." 
has Lillian Seville, Margaret Adair and Wm. 
J. Ford. The piece was played in England by 
Mr. Leslie. 



"Sweet Sixteen." the new song-play by 
George Hobart and Victor Herbert, opens at 
the A; olio 111, playing three days. Frances 
Gordon will be featured. 



W. Newhouse, Lily Lena 's husband, was at 
one time of Newhouse & Ward, trick cyclists. 



Directly opposite the entrance of the Mil- 
lion Dollar Pier work has begun on what Is 
expected to be a mi nature Luna Park. When 
cleared the lot will have a depth of 300 feet 
and a width of about 150 feet. Numerous slides 
and concessions will be the attractions. P. 
Wolz is the promoter, backed by Coney Island 
people, it Is said. The main feature will be a 
scenic railway. The park will have a thirty- 
foot entrance on the Boardwalk. Adjoining 
this entrance there will be erected a large 
automatic restaurant. This, however, will be 
controlled by a different concern. 

Scenic artists are at work on new sets and 
furnishings for Young's Pier. 



On several nights last week the odd sport of 
catching "fro?t fish" on the beach here was 
indulged in. At this time of the year only 
flsh which are a delicacy fetch a good price. 
On chilly nights at low tide "rrost flsh" chase 
eels toward.-* the beach. Both eel and flsh 
come eo close to the water's edge that the 
receding tides leaves both high and dry. They 
are easily seen in the dark. 



At the Apollo Monday and Tuesday "The 
County Sheriff," a western drama, held the 
boards. The last half of the week Charles 
Frohman presented Annie Russell In a new play, 
entitled "The Impostor. " The show la by 
English playwrights. Leonard Merrick and 
Michael Morton. Charles Rlcbman will play 
the male lead. 




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By FRANK B. ANFENGER. 

COLUMBIA (Frank Tate. mgr. ; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit).— White and Stuart; Bowers, 
Walters and Crooker ; Pringle and Whiting ; 
13inns, Binns and Blnns; Apdale's Circus, Al- 
clde Capltaine, Johnny Small and Sisters. 
PRINCESS (Dan S. Fishell, mgr. ; agent, 
William Morris).— Eduord Jose and Co., Lyster 
Chambers and Co.. McKenzie and Shannon, 
Austin Bros., Qeorge Day, Musical Avollos, 
Kennedy and Rooney, Renee Oraham. 

COLONIAL (John T. Overton, mgr.).— Al- 
blnnl, Clifton and Kline, Bettine Allen, Mus- 
ical Lowe and Wolfer. and Willis. 

GAYETY (Frank V. Hawley, mgr.).— "Jersey 
Lilies." 

SHUBERT (Mellville Stotz, mgr.).— "Up and 
Down Broadway." 

"The Girl Behind the Counter." with Dick 
Bernard, a Shubert production, closed, Satur- 
day night, at Springfield, Mo. 

A report from Centralia, 111., says the West- 
ern Vaudeville Association will begin the erec- 
tion of a theatre there to break a Jump from 
East St. Louis to Terre Haute. 

Edward Lewers, of the Robert Mantell com- 
pany at Shubert last week, was married to 
Mrs. Juniata Freeman, San Antonio, Tex., at 
midnight, Saturday. 



O. T. Crawford has bought ground at Fif- 
teenth street, in New York, la the result 
M. P. house ; capacity, 2,000. 

The marriage of J. Gordon Edwards and 
Angela McCaull, in New York, is the result 
of a romance that began at Suburban Garden 
here. 



A dispatch from Memphis says Miss B. Urad- 
ley, of "The Joy Riders" company, of which 
George Sydney is the star caused the attach- 
ment of the scenery of the production for 
salary alleged to be due after .she had been 
discharged for being late to rehearsal. Sydney 
secured the $400.50 she claimed for alleged 
breach of contract, and the show left town. his 



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DENVER. 

By WILL. P. GREEN. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct). — Australian Wheelers opened show 
slowly, similar acts seen here often this nea- 
son; Kajyama, marvelous penman, caught the 
fancy of the audience; Lillian Burkhart and 
Co. in "What Every Woman Wants," plea .-ted; 
Swan and Mack drew applauue with old Jokes 
us well as new; their pantomime wih popular. 
William Rock and Maude Fulton, real success. 
The Neapolitans, best opera singers heard hern 
in vaudeville for months. Neuss and Eldred 
closed show. 

PANTAGES (Agent, direct). -Delmar and 
Delmar, good; Allen and l^e, act drawn out 
too long; Keough and Co., good; KHIere, 
pleased; Harry Cjuinlan, fair; "Alfred, tin: 
Great," popular success. 

Melville J. Gideon, the song writer, and 
Mabel Bunyea, recently at the Orpheum, aro 
here. 



It often is said that cartful at tint ion to 
details makes successful theatrical managers, 
and the echo may be carried to all other 
departments of the theatrical In M Improve- 
ment, no matter how imiall, is ever sought. 
There is one fault in parti ular which still 
remains, not glaring perhaps, but of such 
importance that one hear, it commented on 
many times, in vaudeville as well as the 
legitimate. The reference is to the practice 
among orchestra dire, tors of selecting a 
musical program and then disregarding it at 
the performances. The lover ot music In the 
audience, after reading the musical program, 
sits back to enjoy one of his favorites, when 
lo and behold, the orchestra strike's off on 
homelhing altogether different. 

Society matinee at the Orpheum, announced 
for ea< h Tuesday in the week, Is becoming a 
favorite, especially among the younger set, 
and artists always are assured of a select 
aiMicnce on that day. Box parties uro the 
popular form of entertainment every 'lues- 
day afternoon. 

Edwin Itackawny has succeeded Deins 
Avery as dramatic critic of the Republican, 
the latter having been made city editor hur- 
ing Mr. Avery's connection with the Re 
publican's theatrical department, Mr Rack 
away assisted him, giving the greater part of 
attention to the Orpheum shows. 



"The Dollar Princess" opened ut the Broad- 
way, o, to be followed by "The Fortune 
Hunter." "Arizona" is announced for the 
Tabor. Naznuova will be at the Auditorium. 



ALULSTA, ME. 

OPERA HOUSE iT. H. Cuddy, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. U.J.-.VT, The Aldeans, very clever; Ar- 
thur O'Brien and Co., scream. 

J. FREMONT DEARBORN. 



BALTIMORE, Ml). 

MONUMENTAL (Monty Jacobs, mgr.).— Tiger 

Lillies. GAYETY (Win. L. Bollouf, mgr.).— 

"Kentz-Santley." - VICTORIA (Chae. E. 
Lewis, mgr., agcut, Win. Josh Duly). — Roffln's 
Monkeys, excellent; Mr. und Mrs. Lawaruie, 
tunny; Nelt>on Waring, good; Boltrah and Bel- 

trah, fair. WILSON (M. L. Scbarbley, mgr.; 

agent, Norman Jeffrie s).— o-7, Smith, Chid low 
and Williams, usual; Hyde and Talbot, laugh- 
ing hit; Robt. and Gertrude Day, novel; 
Frankie Wallace, ordinary; Barto and Clark, 
applause; Myrtle Nelson, artistic; m. p. 



BEAUMONT, TEX. 

PEOPLE'S (Pittmau &. Clemmons, mgrs.; 
agent, Hodkin.-»; rehearsal Monday 7.30). — 
Moredock and Watson, excellent; Effie Graham, 
pleased; Harry Fuldman, very good; Be Ano 
Duo, good; Tom Smith, good; Musical Pierces, 
pleased; Joe and Olga Hayden, good. 

WALKER. 

imiix;Eroi<!, CONN. 

EMPIRE (S L. Oswald, mgr.; agent, 1. B. 
O. ; rehearsal Monday and Thursday 10.30).— 
Great llonla and Co., very good; Sbeppard-and 
Ward, good; Harmony Four, hit; Fields and 
Clark, entertaining; Hose Seldon. big applause. 

POLI'S (L. D. Garvcy. mgr ; agent, U. 

B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 10).— Ferrell Broth- 
ers, clever; Anthony and Andrew Vlssoccul, 
good; Haviland and Thornton, entertaining; 
Miller and Lyle, big; "The Silver Bottle." 
liked; Harry Fox and Mlllershlp Sisters, win- 
ner.-*; Karl Emmy and Pels, very good. 

BIJOU (W. E. Smith, mgr.; agent, U. B. O. ; 
rehearsal Monday and Thursday 11).— Bryand 
and Seville, very good; Boyle and Evans, big; 
Mirian White, winner. B. GLASNER. 



CAMDEN, N. J. 

BROADWAY ( W. B. MacCallum, mgr.; 
agent, l. U. O. ) —Charles Dooln and Jim 
McCool; Von Klein and Gibson; George F. 
Hall; lied. M>n and Deland ; La Maze; Quail 
and Tom; Claude Ranf; Three Sylvesters. 
Pictures. 



CINCINNATI 



COLUMBIA (H.'K. Shockley, mgr.; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit; rehearsal Sunday 11).— Sam- 
arolT <fc Sonia, exceptionally strong opener; 
llamid Alexander, big hit; "Swat Mllligan," 
.-.cream; Merrill and Otto, meritorious; "Rolf- 
oniariH." s«orod; Four Huntings, laughable; 
Frank Keenan. greatest character work ever 
seen in a local vaudeville house; Hoey and 
Lee, good; Original Six Kaufmans, hit. Ca- 
pacity at ' all performances. 

ORPHEUM (Win. Morris, mgr and agent; 
rehearsal Sunday 10). — Watson and Dwyer, 
moved to No. 1, and Jack Barrister followed; 
Will Van Allen, comedy bad, but good mu- 
sician; Je-s-e Broughton and Dennis Crcedon, 
very good; Richards and Montrose, fair; Sam 
J. Curtis and Co., scream; Mandrlllo's Great 
Band, ordinary; "Georgia Campers," hit; Rice 
and Cohen in "The Pith of the Primroses." 
hit of bill; Kara, clever; Frank Bush, good; 
"Paris by Night." very good. Il.illen and 
Hayes, good; Polk and Polk, good 

EMPRESS (Howard E. Rolonson. mgr.; re- 
hearsal Sunday !oj —Edith A Moniro e. due; 
Hardie Langdon. very good. Kohcrt Roi md. 
scored; "No II," great; Gertrude hunlap, 
line ; Pro. ii Trio. hit. 

AMERICAN i|v C I Hjs t : n . mgr; ai-cnts. 
W. V. A and Gus Sun; r*>\\- a> il 1 « » • --Jidda 
Me .-.le-r. tine; Morn.-, Abr.uns. •. ■ 1 y i-'od. Be; 
li.Mit IM10, i/ond; Three Culeii -, ii n,, fine, 
Anna Bii'kl'V .in I i\>, ;,.■■, lid, 1'ery Reed, 

. : u •> :i v , .Iiihii and 
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good ; Washer liin-' 
McDcv.ll. L'ood; (i- 
JiiL-'i.' : .ii ■: \1 ued>M. ■ . ! 

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VARIETY 



MUSICAL LAMOIN 

Wish to thank the UNITED BOOKING OFFICES for the splendid route received, which meant a very delightful Thanksgiving and 
MERRY XMAS AND A M A F» F» Y IM 





THE CHAS. K. HARRIS COURIER 

COME ON, YOU SINGERS! 

And hear thip gres.t 
ballad by Mr. Harris 

KNTITLKP 

"I Never Knew Till 
Now 



is 



CHAS. K. HARRIS 

Ceaaashia Tuoatro laWH, stow Ttrk 

MEYER COHEN, Manager 

erasf tptra Hmm UMm, CHICAGO 



14 REAL PARODIE8 50c. 

All hits on late songs. SKETCH for I. 
M & I. F. -*»<■ Illaekfaee MONOLOCH'K. 
I'.'k- (J A(l Hook. L'.V. Two Recitations, 'S*c. 
The entire lot. $1: New nnd ordinal. 
K. L. (i AMIILK. writer, EAST LIVlSltrOOL. O - 

At Kohinson's, einular slip-* have been of- 
fered the patrons to determine whether or not 
the house shall be continued with vaudeville 
or go into stock. The a:inomnen;enr will he 
made later as to the polity. It is hooked at 
present by Coney Holmes. 

John H. Havlin returned to remain until 
after the holiday*. 

CLKYKLANH. 

HII'PODKOME (II. A. Daniels, mgr. ; agent. 
T. M. (). ; Monday rehearsal HM. The New 
York Hippodrome Co. Show pleased and played 
to capacity houses. 

(•RANI) (I. H. Michels, ninr. ; agent, V. R. 
O. ; Monday rehearsal H»). -The Kohls, clever; 
Shelton Itrooks. hit ; Leslie Morosco and Co.. 
won favor ; Somors and Law. pleased ; School- 
er, boy pianist, heads show ; LaSalle and 
Llnd, ability ; (Ireen and Parker, good ; Klma 
Meier, feature. 

PROSPECT (II. A. Daniels, m -cr. ; agent. V. 
n. (). ; Monday rehearsal Ht). (leorge Moore, 
clever; Moore-St. Clair, fairly; Williams and 
Kent, clever; Evans and I.loyd. won favor; 
Milt Wood, feature; Mile. Zara and .Jungle 
Pets, good. 

STAR (Drew & Campbell, mgrs ; Monday 
rehearsal 10).— "Rei-tor tlirls." 

EMPIRE (E. A. McArdcl. mgr ; .Monday re- 
hearsal Hi).— "Parisian Widows. 

WALTER D. HOLCOMM. 



HARTFORD, CONN. 

POLLS (Oliver C. Edwards, mgr. ; agent. 
I'. 11. O. ; Monday rehearsal. 1<»). Chip and 




HARRY HOLMAN 

In New 

MONOLOGUE and SONGS 

Playinf UNITED TIME in WHITE FACE 
NO MORE CORK 

Dec. 19. PoliV Wilkesbarre 



Marble, big hit; Elida Morris, classy; Syl- 
vester ami Raymond. went big; Howard 
IIims., i lever ; Mounting O.mlons. new stuff; 
Hathaway, Kelly and Mack, scored; Mob, Tip 
ami Co., line. 

HARil'ORD (Fred P. Dean, mgr.; agent, 
.Janus Clancy; Monday and Thursday re- 
in ais.i Is. 11). ."i-7. Woods' Animal Circus, 
su.it ss ; Adolph Adams, very good; Godforth 
and I) tyle, good ; .Julie Raymond Tracy, good ; 
John Johnson, clever ; in. p. 

R. W OLMSTED. 



KANSAS CITY. 

ORPHEl'M (Martin Heck. gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct ».— •Dinklespiel's Christmas,"' hit; Al 
Poison, stores; Wateroury Pros, and Tenny, 
very good; Irene Howley, fair; Mr. and Mrs. 
Jimmy Harry, fair; Alpha Troupe, interesting. 

GAYETY. — "TiiH-adero Hunesquer*. 

CENTURY. -"■Hohemian Hurleaquers." EM- 
PRESS- Foy and (Mark. Walter Law and Co., 
Black and .McCoue. Irving. Perry and White. 
Lloyd and Whitehou«*\ PHIL Mc MAHON 



LINCOLN, NKB. 

ORPHEl'M (Martn Heck. gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct i. — Howard and Howard, headliners, hit 
of b.!l; DeLisle. excellent; "Police Inspector. " 
held aCention; Kerne and Williams, good; 
Louise Stone, pleased: "Roses of Kildare." 
scored ; Parshlev. went big. 

LEE LOGAN. 



LOS ANGELES, CAL. 



; agent, 

L'.s-Ex- 

McKee 

Soldier 



ORPHEl'M (Martin Heck. gen. mgr. 
direct; Monday rehearsal Ht).— Week 
cellent bill. Lionel Harrymore and 
Rankin, headliners, sketch, hit; Old 
Fiddlers, eccentric; Frank Morrcll, clever; Gus 
Onlaw Trio. wire, daring. Holdovers Augusta 
(Hose, Willard Sininis and Co., Spissel Hros. 
and Co., Thurber and Madison. LOS ANGE- 
LES (E. J. Donnellan, mgr.; Monday rehearsal 
11). -Rue and Provost. he.idliner.->, big laugh 
producers; Carl Pantzer Trio, acrobats, very 
good; La llclle Meeker, flying rings, dexter- 
em*; Harry Uloom, "Rag" melodies, fair; Ltf- 
flngwell and Myers, funny; John and Hertha 
GleasoD, good; He.i Verera, soprano, passable. 

LEVY'S (Al Levy, mgr.; agent. L. Hehy- 

mer; Monday rehearsal 10). — Polk, banjo, took 

Jack Henderson, good; Cosmopolitan 

operatic, capital; Miramba Zylophone Ar- 

big favorites. PANTAGES (A. J. John- 

mgr. ; agent, direct; Monday rehearsal 

Sophie Tu.ker, headliner, big; Schenk 

tumblers, novel ; Andy McLeod, en- 

Uurke and Carter, pleasing; Lon- 



well; 

Trio, 

tisis, 

son, 

11)- 

Kamily, 



tertaining; 

don (Juartet, well liked. 

EDWIN 



F. O MALLEY 



MAJESTIC (Chas. A. McFarland. ni(?r.; 
anerit, Interstate; Sunday rehearsal Ht).- Week 
1'n, Ramsey Sistc rs, Met/ and Met/.. Haley and 
Haley. Lytic 11 and Lutterworth, Hunknell and 
Gibueys, Rossow Midgets, Willard Hond Co. 



COZY (Maurice Wolf, mgr.; agent. Chas. E. 
ilodkins; Sunday rehearsal 11). — Great Kelter 
and Scotch Lassie, good; Nellie Dure, fair; 
Shale and Cole, good; Fernandez-May Duo. 
hit; Hubert Devan, good; Downey, Willard 

and Swain, very good playing S. R. O. 

ORPHEl'M (W. F. Hox. myr. ; agent, direct; 
Sunday rehearsal 1 :.:(»(.— Five Sedt;wi«'ks, Lee 
EdmonclK. Hillie Ellwood.- EMPIRE (R. H. 
Morris, mgr.; agent. Empire Co.: Sunday re- 
hearsal 1).— Wren Musical Comedy Co., Lis 

(trace and Her Hathiug Girls, good. ROYAL 

(W. C. Obrien, mgr.; agents, Knuikel Hros. ; 
Sunday rehearsal 1 :.',**) — Carroll A Filer, Hur- 
ley & Render, Gnu ia & Hemingway.- — -THEA- 
TO (W. F. Hennessy, mgr.; agent, W. M. 
Fairnian; Sunday rehearsal 1 ). — Lecland &. 
Lee, good; Foster Hall. good. NAT. 



LOWELL, MASS. 

HATHAWAY (John I. Shannon, mgr.; agent. 
I'. H. (). ; Monday rehearsal. Ho.— The Stan- 
leys, good ; Viola Crane and Co., pleasing; 
Niblo and Reilly. good ; Three Keatons. clever ; 



Percy Waram and Co 



lim 



Irene Dillon, 
well liked ; "Nambo Troupe,' good. 

a\> I IN J DAWSON. 



MERIDIAN, MISS. 

GEM ( D. J. Henness-y. mgr.; agents, Will- 
iams-Cooley ) . - J s -.".»> \enciian Trio, good; 
.limmie Almond, hit; C. Porter Norton, nicelv. 

PRINCESS (It. Frank Issais. mgr.; agent, 
Inch |)c ndent ) . L's.'Hi Clifton and liurke. very 
good; pictures. l-.'i Cani|)bcll and Connors, 
clever skit. A II MAY. 



MINCIE. INI). 

STAR (Ray Andrews, mur. ; agent, Gus Sun; 
rehearsal Monday 1o..".hi. Edman and Gaylor. 
good; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fielding and Co. 
went big ; Pert atid Emma Spears, took well ; 
llenrv and Alice Tavlor and Co. hit. 

(JKO. FIFER. 



NEW ORLEANS, LA. 

Hy (). M Samuel ( Hv Wire). 
Hy Wire. 
AMERICAN (Janus R. Cowan, mgr.; agent. 
William Morris; Sunday rehearsal. 111). 
Capacity houses Sunday; Little All Right nnd 
■ win-. op«>4iei| ; W. E. Whittle, popular; 



Feguson and I'ussainore, finished strong ; 
Avis Mystery, caused wonderment ; Long and 
Cotton, distinctly su "cessful ; Violinsky, riot; 
Wartenberg Hros.. high favor. 

ORPHEl'M (Martin Heck. gen. 
direct; Monday rehearsal, It)). 
Pro., well liked ; Hoynton and 
not appeal ; Olive Eaton and 



mgr. ; agent. 
Reyer and 
Hourke, did 
Company, in 
'Man Proposes, Woman Disposes," pleased, 
finish too abrupt ; Lyons and Yoseo, splen- 
didly received; Operatic Festival, elicited 
little applause; Fred Duprez, nearly laughter; 
Flying Hanvards, capital closing number. 

WINTER GARDEN (Frank H. Chase, mgr. ). 
—"Pop" vaudeville and pictures. 

MAJESTIC (L. E. Sawyer, mgr. ) —Tyson 
Extravaganza C nnpany. vaudeville and pic- 
tures. 

HAPPY HOUR (Al Durning. mgr. ). -"Pop" 
vaudeville and pictures. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jules Pistes were given a 
house-warming at their new home In Dorgo- 
nols street by employes of the Orpheum. Mr. 
Pistes is resident manager of the Orpheum. 



The General Film Co. 

this city. 



has opened offices in 



Valentine and Dooley, cyclists, have dis- 
solved. 

Robert Hilliard has accepted an offer to 
tour Australia next season. He will use his 
present vehicle, "A Fool There Was." 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hrachard have booked a 
tour of the Interstate time, commencing In 
January. 

Wilson and Wilson have been superseded by 
Wilson nnd Lenore. "Lenore" is a "Miss." 
One of the Wilsons has entered "commercial" 
lines. 



OAKLAND, CAL. 

ORPHEl'M (Martin Heck. gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct).— Six Musical Cuttys; Callahan and St. 
George; I). J. Andree's "Studies In Porcelain"; 
Temple Quartet. 

HELL (Jules Cohn. mgr. ) .— McNamee 
lette and Taylor; Chas. Wayne and Co.; 
Dillon ; Johnson. "Davenport and Lodella 

HROADWAY (Guy Smith, mgr.; agent, 
Levey). — Rickards and De Winters; 



Or- 
John 

Hert 
Milo 



Vagge; 
wright. 



Dunlevey and Williams; Hazel Wain- 



PORTLAND, ME. 



PORTLAND (J. W. Greelv. mgr.; agent. l\ 
H. (). ; rehearsal. Monday Ph.— 4 Masons, big; 
I^w Ward, good ; Cartwright anel Aldrlch. well 
received : Rosser's Dogs, great ; Ward and Me- 
Nally, classy. HAROLD C. ARENOVSKY. 



PITTSFIELD, MASS. 



MAJESTIC (.las. Sullivan. mgr. ; agent, 
Win. Morris ; rehearsal. Monday and Thurs- 
l-.'l. Sam Hurton, good ; Ed. 
Co.. fair; Harry and May 
Hart. Mills and Jerome, went 



day. Ph. — Dee 
Roseman and 
Howard, goeul 
well. 

EMPIRE (.1. II. Tebhetts. mgr.; agent. l\ 
H. O. ; rehearsal, Monday. Hi). —The Gloek- 
ers. good ; Lewis and Chapin. very gooel ; 
Whites Comedy Mules, pleased ; J. A. Kier- 
man and Co.. good ; Neary ami Miller, very 
good ; Hillie Hurke's "Foolish Factory." verv 
gooel. FRANKLIN. " 



SALT LAKE CITY. 

ORPHEl'M (Martin Peck, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— John P. Wade and Co., hit; Myers, 
Warren anel Lyon, excedlent ; Tortajada. im- 
mense ; Halzars. liked ; Flying Martins, dar- 
ing ; Mildred Grover. pleased; Joseph Adel- 
man. fairly good. MAJESTIC Viola and 

George, well liked ; Trainor and Clifford. gr>od ; 
George Morrell. pleaseel ; pi ■Hires. —CASINO 
-Lyndon and Moreni. Willis h, Marcelle. Jen- 
nie Deweese ; pictures. 



All 

m ss. 



picture hous"s doing an 



immense busi- 

owen- 



SAN DIEGO, CAL. 

GARRICK (William Tompkins, mgr.; Mon- 
day rehearsnl Pi).- Week '_'*< Will Lacey, cy- 
clitsi, a|»plauded; West and Van Siclen. good; 
Hetty 1'rina. well like>d; Tom Gillen. good: 
Mare Chevilh-. pleasecl; Roland Carter anel 
Co.. hit ; pictures. 

PRINCESS (Fred Ha' lien, mgr.; agent Pert 
Levey; Monday rehearsal P>>.— Carrollton and 
Van. noenl : Gilmore Sisters, s. nnd d.. pleased; 
Anna Hrigham. soiibret. very good; pictures. 

GRAND (Walter Fulkerson. mgr.: agent. 
Hurn-*-Heiwell: Monday P»i. — Crisiplnl. musi- 
cian; Pelle font Sisters, s. and d. ; both acts 
well received. 



Pri<es at the Garrmk have been raised to nil 
down stairs seats thirty cents. Attendance 
his falle-n off as the result 



Ground has been < lenred for the new 
Sprcckh's Theatre ami excavation has eoni- 
menced on the stage end. The *paco covers 
L'txi hy 'S.l't and will seat 1.000. 

L I. DALEY. 



THE 
ORIGINAL 



WILL LACEY 



CYCLING COMEDIAN 
Tho Fallow That Waltzes 

and Sings on One Wheel 




Originator of the combined uoveity 
iSuging and Waltzing on.Unleycle 
in spot light dark stage. Now Play- 
■I Sulliwan-CoBSi' ine-Circuit. with bi| 
Siicctsa. 




A Few Recognized Theatres and Places of 

of Amusement, in which my Work Has 
Made Good in Past Two Seasons 



Theatre 

Itennctt'a 

Dennett's 

Dennett's 

Sheas' 

Keith's 

Keith's 

Keith's 

Keith's 

I'ercy S. Williams' 

Colonial 

Alhambra 

Uronx 

Grccnpolnt 

Orpheum 

Piciiior'i 

ft octor'B 

Maryland 

■ irpheum 

Lyric 

Shea's 

I'tmple 

(iiund 

New Temple 

\uditorlum 

Unekstader'B Garrlck.^. 

Young's Pier 

Veiling's Pier 

Young's Pier 

Voting's Million Dollar 

Pier 

Mount Morency Falls.. 
Les Theatre Varieties.. 

Sohmer Park 

Sohmer Park 

Sohmer Park 

Hrlttannla on the Bay.. 



Town £tate 



Pop 



Montreal. Canada 400 000 

Ottawa, Canada 67 128 

Hamilton, Canada 66 634 

Toronto, Canada 300 000 

Boston, Muse 607 345 

Philadelphia. Pa 1600 000 

Columbus, Ohio 180 000 

Syracuse. N. Y 126 000 



CI en Ke-ho Park. 

M.cjestlc 

Majestic 

Majestic 

Majestic 

Majestic 

Majestic 

Majestic 

Majestic 



New York. N. Y 4 600 000 

New York. N. Y 

New York. N. Y 

Brooklyn, N. Y 

Brooklyn, N. Y 

Albany, N. Y 100 000 

Newark, N. J 300 000 

Baltimore. Md 608 968 

Atlanta, Oa 126 000 

Dayton, Ohio 116 000 

Buffalo. N. Y 400 000 

Detroit. Mich 400 000 

Pittsburg, Pa 400 000 

Rochester, N. Y 200 000 

Lynn, Mass 82 600 

Wilmington, Del 90 000 

Atlantic City, N. J.... 40 060 

Atlantic City. N. J.... Float'g 

Atlantic City, N. J Pop. 

Atlantic City, N. J 400 000 

Quebec. Canada 77 840 

Quebec, Canada 77 840 

Montreal. Canada 400 000 

Montreal, Canada 400 000 

Montreal. Canada 400 100 

Ottowa, Canada 67 128 

New York. N. Y 4 600 000 

Washington. D. C 360 000 

Birmingham, Ala 100 000 

Montgomery, Ala 65 000 

Little Rock, Ark 69 620 

Fort Worth, Texas... 66 000 

Houston, Texas 112 000 

Dallas, Texas 100 000 

Beaumont, Texas 25 000 

Galveston. Texas 45 000 



Week July IS. — Itljou Theatre. Winnipeg. Canada. 
" July 2f>.-BIJou Theatre, Duluth, Minn. 

Aug. 1. — Unique Theatre, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Aug. 8.— Trnvel. 

Aug. 16.— Mnjestlc Theatre, Butte. Mont. 

Aug. 22.— Wash. Theatre. Spokane, Wash. 

Aug. 29— Majestic Theatre. Seattle. Wash. 

Sept. 5. -Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, B. C. 

Sept. 12.— Crand Theatre, Victoria. B. C. 

Sept. 19— Crnnd Theatre. Tacoma, Wash. 

Sept. 26.— Grand Theatre, Portland, Ore. 

Oct. 3.— Travel. 

Oct 10— National Theatre. San Francisco, Cal. 
" Oct. 17— B«'ll Theatre. San Francisco. Cal. 

Oct. 23.- Wigwam Theatre, San Francisco, Cal. 

Oct 30— Grand Theatre, Sacramento, Cal. 

Nov. 6.— San Jose Theatre, San Jose. Cal. 

Nov. 14— Los Angeles Thea.. Los Angeles Cal. 

Nov. 21.— Fisher's Theatre, Pasadena. Cal. 

Nov. 28.— Queen Theatre. San Diego, Cal. 
" Dec. 3.— Travel. ^ 

Dec. 10.— Majestic Theatre, Denver, Colo. 



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VARIETY ARTISTS' ROUTES 

FOR WEEK DEC. 12 

WHEN NOT' OTHERWISE INDICATED. 

(The routes given ar«« from DISC. It to HKC. In. inclusive, dt pendent upon the opening 
and closing days of engagement in different parts of tbe country. All addresses are 
furnished VARIKTY by artiste. Addresses care newspapers, managers or agent* will not 
be printed.) 

"B. R." after name indicates act la with burlesque show mentioned. Routes may be 
found under "Burlesque Routes." 

ROUTES FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK MUST REACH THIS OFFICE NOT LATER 
THAN WEDNESDAY MORNING TO INSURE PUBLICATION. 

TEMPORARY ADDRESSES WILL BE CARRIED WHEN ACT IS "LAYING OFF." 

PERMANENT ADDRESSES GIVEN FOR OVER THE SUMMER MUST BE RE- 
PLACED BY WEEKLY ROUTE FOR THE PRESENT SEASON. 



A. 



ART ADAIR 

The Original "HANK SPONGE." 
Next Week (Dee. 11'). Majestic, Cedar Rapids. 

Adams Sam D Trocaderos B R 
Adams Blliy 30 Milford Boston 
Adams ft Lewis 100 W Baker Atlanta 
Adams Milt Hastings Show B R 
Admont Mltzel 3285 Broadway N Y 
Adonis Orphcuin Norfolk 
Aherns 3219 Colo Av Chicago 
Altken Bros 234 Bedford Fall River 
Altkens Great 2210 Gravler New Orleans 
Altken Jas ft Edna !Mi7 Park av N Y 
\lbani 1605 Broadway N Y 
Alburtus ft Millar Waterville Can 
tldines The 2022 Cottage Grove Chicago 
Ml Sidl INK) Spring Pittsburg 
Allen Joe Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 
Allen Leon & Bertie Orpheum Zanesville 
Allen Marie Columbians B K 
Alllnel Joseph 422 Bloomfleld Hoboken N J 

LITTLE ALLRIGHT - WIFE 

THE ORIGINAL 

Wm. Morris Time. RICHARD PITROT, Mgr. 

Alpine Quartette Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Alpha Troupe Orpheum Los Angeles 

Alrona Zoeller Troupe 20!) Hemlock Brooklyn 

Alton Grace Follies of New York B R 

Alton Ethel Grand Indianapolis 

Altus Bros 128 Cottage Auburn N Y 

Alquist ft Clayton 545 Bergen Brooklyn 

Alvarados Goats 1235 N Main Decatur 111 

Alvin A Zenda Box 365 Dresden O 

Alvino & Rialto Sun Marion O 

American Newsboys Majestic St Paul 

Anderson Gertrude Miss N Y Jr B R 

Anderson ft Anderson 820 Dearborn Av Chicago 

Andrews ft Abbott Co 3962 Morgan St Louis 

Antrim Harry Maj<stic Montgomery 

Apdales Animals Grand Indianapolis 

Apollos 104 W 40 N Y 

Arberg ft Wagner 511 E 78 N Y 

Ardelle ft Leslie 19 Broezel Rochester 

Arlington Billy Golden Crook B R 

Arlington Four Grand Pittsburg 

Armond Grace 810 Dearborn Av Chicago 

Armond Ted V Serenaders B R 

Armstrong and Verne Royal Wellington N Z 

Arthur Mae 15 Unity PI Boston 

Ashner Tessle lrwlus Big Show B R 

Atkinson Harry 21 E 20 N Y 

Atlantis ft Fisk 2511 1 Av Billings Mont 

Atwood Warren 111 W 31 N Y 

Aubrey Rene Runaway Girls B R 

Auer S & Q 418 Strand W C London 

Austin Jennie Follies of New York B R 

Austin ft Klumker 3110 E Phlla 

Ayers Ada Follies of New York B R 

B 

Itaadcr La Vclle Trio Pantages Los Angeles 
Bachen ft Desmond 1347 N 11 Philadelphia 
Baker Billy Merry Whirl B R 
Baker Harry 3942 Renow W Philadelphia 



Baker De Voe Trio Dainty Duchess B R 

Baker John T Star Show Girls B R 

Bandy ft Fields Sun Springfield O 

Bannan Joe Girls from Happyland B R 

Bantas Four Columbians B R 

Banyan Allied 122 Smith Winnipeg Can 

Baraban Troupe 13i>4 Fifth Ave N Y 

Barbee Hill <V Co 1202 Nat Av San Diego 

Barber ft Palmer American Omaha indef 

Barms & Crawford Polis Springlicld 

Barnes ft Robinson 237 W 137 N Y 

Barrett Tom Robinson Crusoe Girls B It 

Barrlngton M Queen of .lardtu de Paris B H 

Barron Geo 2002 ."» Av N Y 

Barry ft Hack. 761 Wtndlnke Milwaukee 

Bartell ft Garfield 2699 E 53 Cleveland 

Bartlett Harmon ft Ernglf 353 W 50 N Y 

liarlo El 2531 N Hollywood Philadelphia 

Marto ft McCue Midnight Maidens B R 

Barton Joe Follies of the Day B R 

Bates Vlrgie Irwlns Big Show B R 

Bates ft Neville ~~ Gregory New Haven 

Baum Will H ft Co !»7 Wolcott New Haven 

Baumann ft Italph .'UK) Howard Av New Haven 

Baxter Sidney ft Co 1722 48 Av Melrose Cal 

Bayton Ida G>ls from Happyland B R 

Be Ano Duo 3442 Charlton Chicago 

Beaman Fred J Hudson Heights N J 

Beard Billy Majoti,- Dallas 

Beardsley Sisters Union Hotel Chicago 

Beaugarde Marie Merry Whirl B R* 

Beers Leo Orpheum Savannah 

Behler Agnes Dreamlanders B R 

Behren Musical 52 Springfield Av Newark N J 

Beimel Musical 341 E N7 New York 

Bell Arthur H 4S8 12 Av Newark N J 

Bell Boys Trio 2296 7 Av N Y 

Bell Norma Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Belie May Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Belmont May Century Girls B R 

Belmont Joe 70 Brook London 

Belmont Florence Girls from Happyland B R 

Belmont M Follies of New York B R 

Belzac Irving 259 W 112 New York 

Benn ft Leon 229 W 38 New York 

Bennett Archie Irwlns Big Show B R 

Bennett Florence Irwlns Majesties B R 

Bennett Sam Rose Sydell B R 

Bennett & Marcello 206 W (57 New York 

Bennett Bros 339 E (Ml New York 

Benson Marion J Passing Parade B R 

Bentley Musical 121 Clipper San Francisco 

Benton Beulah Irwlns Mnlestlcs B R 

Benton Ruth Big Banner Show B R 

Berg Liddy Bon Tons B R 

Berger Anna Miss N Y Jr B R 

Bernbard Hugh Bohemians B R 

Beverly Sisters , r >722 Springfield Av Phlla 

Bevlng Clem Rollickers B R 

Beyer Ben ft Bro, 14!>6 Br.yant Av N Y 

Big City Foud Lyric Dayton <) 

Iti-ion Citv Four Orpheum Omaha 

Blssett ft Shady 248 W 37 N Y 

Black John J Miss N Y Jr B R 

Black A Leslie 3722 Eberly Av Chicago 

Blair Hazel Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Bloomquest ft Co 3220 Chicago Av Minneapolis 

Bohunnon Burt Hasting* Show B R 

Boises Sensational 100 W 143 New York 

Bonner Alf Brigadiers B It 

Booth Trio Hathaway- New Bedford Mass 

Borella Arthur 524 Stanton Greensburg Pa 

Borrow Sidney Big Banner Show B R 

Bostoek Jean Lovemakers If R 

Boutin ft Tlllson 11 Myrtle Springfield Mass 

Boulden ft Qulnn 212 W 42 N Y 



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Temporary 



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Buuton Harry ft Co 1365 E 55 Chicago 
Bouvier Mayme Merry Whirl B R 
Bouman Fred 14 Webster Medford Mass 
Boyd ft Allen 2706 Howard Kansas City 
Boyle Bros Coliseum Joliet III 
Bradley ft Ward Dreamld Traverse City Mich 
Bradleys The 1814 Rush Birmingham 
Brand Laura M 515 Main Buffalo 
Bray Joe Irwlns Big Show B R 
Brennan Geo Trocaderos B R 
Brennen Samuel N 2856 Tulip Phlla 
Breton Ted ft Corlnne 114 W 44 New York 
Brlnkleys The 424 W 39 N Y 
Brlstow Lydia Dreamlanders B R 
Brltton Nellie 140 Morris Philadelphia 
Brixton ft Brixton 708 Lexington Brooklyn 
Broad Billy Prim-ess Ft Worth 
Browder ft Browder 620-5 Minneapolis 
Broe ft Maxim 1240 Wabash Av Chicago 
Brookes ft Carlisle 38 Glen wood Buffalo 
Brookland Chas Runaway Girls B R 
Brooks Florrle Big Review B R 
Brooks The Girls from Happyland B R 
Brooks Harvey Cracker Jacks B R 
Brooks ft Kingman 2 Lynde Boston 
Brooks ft Jennings 861 W Bronx N Y 
Brown Sammie Bowery Burlesquers B R 



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Bessie 
Browning 

DOING AN IMITATION OF ME' 

Eitrs Atlrtcliaa 

Interstate Circuit 



ROUTE CARDS WILL BE MAILED UPON REQUEST 



Brown ft Brown 69 W 116 N Y 

Brown ft Wl'mot 71 Glen Maiden Mass 

Bruce Lena Lovemakers B R 

Bruno Max C 160 Baldwin Elmira N Y 

Bryant May Irwlns Big Show B R 

Brydon ft Harmon 220 Montgomery Jersey City 

Buckley Joe Girls from Happyland B R 

Buckley Louise San Jose Cal 

Bullock Tom Trocaderos B R 

Burgess Bobby ft West Sis Majestic Houston 

Burgeir "Tarvey J 627 Trenton Av. Pittsburg 

Burke • 314 W 14 N Y 

Burke ft Carter 'Pantages Denver 

Burke IfcTnnle Trocaderos B R 

Burke ft "arlow 4037 Harrison Chicago 

Burnett Tom Century Girls B R 

Burns May ft Lily Scenic Cambridge Mass 

Burrows l.tuan 2<i5m North Av Chicago 

Burt Wra P * Daughter 133 W 45 N Y 

Burton ft Million Empire Indianapolis indef 

Burton Jack Marathon Girls B R 

Busch Devere Four Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Bushnell May Fads ft Follies B R 

Butlers Musical 423 S 8 Phlla 

Butterworth Charley 850 Treat San Francisco 

Myron dicta lo7 Blue Hill av Roxbury Mass 

Byron Ben Passing Parade B R 



Cahlll Wm Reeves Beauty Show B R 
Cain John E^K*»4rfcerbockers B R 

Came ft Oiiom Bijou Duluth 
Callahan Grace Bohemians B R 
Campboll Al 067 Amsterdam Av N Y 
Campbell Harry Marathon Girls B R 
Campbell Phyllis Merry Whirl B R 
Campbell ft Parker Rose Sydell B R 
Campbell Zelma Bon Tons B R 
Campenun Beatrice Knickerbockers B R 
Canlled A' Follies of New York B R 
Canfleld «M- Carleton 2218 80 Bensonhurst L I 
Cantway Fred R nrj.'i Woodlawn Av Chicago 
Capmati B« rt Folli.s of New York B R 
Capron Nell Follies of New York B R 
Cardon Chas Vanity Fair B R 
Cardownle Sisters 425 N Liberty Alliance O 
Carey ft Stnmpe 824 42 Bklyn 
Carle Irving 42' « No 41 Chicago 
Carlton Frank Bway Gaiety Girls B R 
Carmelos Pictures Broadway Gaiety Girls B R 
Canin n Belle \'i t .»ria Baltimore 
Carmen Frank 46.'. W 103 N Y 
Carmen Beatrice 72 Cedar Brooklyn 
Carmontellt Ilattle Marathon Girls B R 
Can.n ft Fa mom 235 E 24 N Y 
Canal Helen ft Co 1745 Warren Av Chicago 
Carrollton ft Van .M28 Monte Vista I^os Angeles 
<';m-oii Mi's Bi.'iS ."it; Brooklyn 
Carters The Ava Mo 

Casad ft DeVerne 312 Valley Dayton O 
Casburn ft Murphy Wichita Kan 
Casmus ft La Mar Box 217 Montgomery Ala 
\-ise Paul SI S (Mark Chicago 
Caulfleld ft Driver Nnrmandle Hotel New York 
Celest 74 Grove Rd Clapham Pk London 
Celeste Grace Midnight Maidens B R 
Chabanty Marguerite Columbians B R 
Chailwiek Trio Temple Hamilton Can 
Champion Mamie Washington Society Girls B R 
Chantrell ft Schuyler 210 Prospect Av Brooklyn 
Chapln Benjamin ",00 W 1st; Xcw York 
Chapman Slstenr 1020 Milburn Indianapolis 
Chase Dave 'Ml Birch Lynn Mass 
Chase Carma 2015 So Halsread Chicago 
cha--ino M 11 Pawtueket R I 
Chatham Sisters 30S Grant Pittsburg 
Uhhk Frank Brigadier*** R 
rviubb Ray 107 Spruce Scranton I'a 
Church City Four 12H2 Decatur Brooklyn 
Clairmont Josephine ft Co 103 W 131 N Y 
Clarke Wilfred 130 W 44 New York 
'Clark Floretta lo Limbuit Boston 
Chirk SMetv \ Fanion OrpliMim Si-attle 
Clark Geo Robinson Crusoe Girls It R 
Clark ft Duncan 1131 Prospect Indianapolis 
Clark & Ferguson 121 Phelps Englewnod 
Claton Carlos 235 Vi 5 Av Nashville Tenn 
Claus A- Radcllffe 1040 Dayton Av St Paul 
Clear Chas 100 Momingside Av New York 
demons Margaret Midnight Maidens B R 
Clermonto ft Miner 3!) W 00 New York 
Clever 'I rlo 2120 Arch Philadelphia 
Cliff ft Cliff 4100 Artesian Chicago /) 

Clitn ft Sylvester 20H Winter Philadelphia 
Clure Raymond 057 Dennlson Av Cnluuyhus () 
civo Roe'helle 1470 Hancock Qulney Miss 
folv ft Meir't Sister.- Bijou AugU'-i.i Ga 
Cohan Will M Miss New York Jr B R 
Cohen Nathan Hastings Show B R 
Cob Chas C Rollickers B R 



Colltge Life Keiths Cleveland 

Collins Eddie 5 Reed Jersey N J 

ColllnB Fred Dreamlanders B R 

Colton Tommy Fads ft Follies B R 

Colton ft Darrow Kentucky Belles B R 

Comrades Four 824 Trinity Av New York 

Conn Hugh L Fads ft Follies B R 

Conn Richard 201 W 100 N Y 

Connelly Mr ft Mrs Orpheum Winnipeg 

Connelly Pete ft Myrtle 720 N Clark Chicago 

Coogan Alan Lovemakers B R 

Cook Geraldlne 075 Jackson Av New York 

Corbett Ada Miss New York Jr B R 

Corbett ft Forrester 71 Emmet Newark N J 

Corlnne Suzanne Fads A Follies B R 

Cornish Wm A 1108 Broadway Seattle 

Cotter ft Boulden 1830 Vineyard Philadelphia 

Coyle ft Murrell 3327 Vernon Av Chicago 

Coyne Tom Hastings Show B R 

Crane Mrs Gardner Polls Hartford 

Crawford Catherine Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Crawford Glenn S 1430 Baxter Toledo 

Crelghton Bros Midnight Maidens B R 

Cressy ft Dayne Majestic Milwaukee 

Crlspl Ida Irwlns Big Show B R 

Crosby Ana 102 B 8 Peru Ind 

DICK CROLIUS 

Slang Prince Supreme. 
Permanent address. 224 W. 46th St.. New York. 

Cross ft Josephine Orpheum Portland 

Cross ft Mnye 1312 Huron Toledo 

Culhanes Comedians N Vernon Ind 

Cullen Thos Runaway Qirls B R 

Cullen Bros 2010 Ellsworth Philadelphia 

Cuminingtr ft C donna Fusion London 

Cummlngs Josie Rose Sydell B R 

Cunningham BAD 112 Wash'nt Champaign 111 

Cunningham ft Marlon 155 E 06 N Y 

Curtln Patsle Century Girls B R 

Curtis Blanche Marathon Girls B R 

Cuttys Musical Orpheum Oakland 

Cycling Brunettes Bijou Winnipeg 



Dagwell Sisters Polls Scranton 



BEULAH DALLAS 

•COON SHOUTER." INTERSTATE CIRCUIT. 
Booked solid until May. 



Dale Warren E 1308 8 Carlisle Philadelphia 

Dale ft Harris 1610 Madison Av New York 

Daley Wm J 108 N 10 Philadelphia 

Dallas Beulah Majestic Jacksonville 

Daly ft O'Brien National Sydney Indef 

Dalys County Choir Grand Portland 

Davenport Edna Big Banner Show B R 

Davenport FIobsIc Pennant Winners B R 

Davenport Pearle B Orpheum Butler Pa Indef 

Davis Hazel M 3538 La Salle Chicago 

Davis ft Cooper 1020 Dayton Chicago 

Davidson Dott 1305 Michigan Av Niagara Falls 

Dawson Eli ft Gillette Sisters 344 E 58 N Y 

De Clalnvllle Sid 1313 Douglas Omaha 

DeOrace ft Gordon 022 Liberty Brooklyn 

De Lo John B 718 Jackson Milwaukee 

De Mar Rose 807 W 37 PI Chicago 

De Mar Zelle Knickerbockers B R 

De Mario Cinlselll St Petersburg Russia 

De Milt Gertrude 818 Sterling PI Brooklyn 

De Oesch Mile M 336 S 10 Saginaw 

De Rcnzo ft La Due Keiths Syracuse 

De Vassy Thos Big Banner Show B R 

De Veple & Zi Ida Polis Scranton 

De Vere Tony Watsons Burlesquers B R 

De Verne ft Van 4572 Yates Denyer 

De Witt Burns Torrance Tlchys Prague Austria 

De Young Tom 150 E 113 New York 

De Young Mabel N."»o K 101 New York 

Dean Lew 452 2 Niagara Falls 

Dean ft Sibley 401 Columbus Av Boston 

Deery Frank 204 West End Av New York 

Delaney Patsy Miss New York Jr B R 

Delmar ft Dclmar Pantages Pueblo Col 

Delmor Arthur Irwlns Big Show B R 

Delmore Adelaide Girls from Happyland B R 

Helton Bros 201 W 38 New York 

Demaeos 112 N Phlla 

Deming ft Alton Americans B R 

Denman Louls c 180 Rnwson Atlanta 

Denton G Francis 451 W 44 New York 

Desmond Vera Lovemakers B R 

Diamond Knur Orpheum l>all;|; 

Idas Mona Bohemians B R 



Anita Diaz's Monkeys 

Next Week (Dec. 12 1. Sheas. Buffalo. 
Direction AL SUTHERLAND. 



Dlolas The 102 E 5 Mansfield O 

Dixon ReUe College Girls B R 

Dobbs Wilbur Ginger Girls B R 

Dodd EmHy ft Jcssie20l Division Av Brooklyn 

Dohcrty ft Harlowe 428 Union Brooklyn 

Dolan ft Lenharr 24450 7 Av New York 

Dolce Staters 240 W 14 N Y 

Donaghy G Francis 310 55 Brooklyn 

Donald ft Carson 210 W 103 New York 

Donegan Sisters Bon Tons B R 

Donucr Doris 343 Lincoln Johnstown I'a 

Doss Billy 102 High Columbia Trim 

Douglas ft Burns 320 W 43 \ V 

Douglass Chas Washington Society Girls B R 

Dow & La van S'.is fauhlwi-ll ;iv \e W York 

Downey Leslie T Elite Shebovgan Wis indef 

Doyle Phil Merry Whirl It It' 

Drew Chas Passing Parade it k 

Drew Dorothy 377 N A v New Y-.rk 

Dube Leo 25M Sfowe Av Troy 

Du Mols Great ft Co vm \,, \v» r h Av Rridgenon 

De Mars ft Gualtbri .::t7 W Water l'3mlra N Y 

Duffy Tommy Queen ,,f .lardln de Paris B R 

I mi!/. II I'.uii c..'.,i, .,; ;■ , ,\ \.,>-\y 

Imnean A i) 12 !•: Mk,y., 

Dum-din Troupe lion Tons M R 

Dunham Jaek Bohemian:- M R 

Dunn Arthur 1" -17 10 l.aeoi k Pittsburg 

Dupiile IJrne.t \ :i.s Charing Cross London 

Durgin (ii'ii I'ii.-uing I'tfade B It 

Dwjer Lotii, i rio 130 Heott Wilkes Barre 



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COLUNS » HART 

"THE TWO STRONG MEN" 
NOW TOURING EUROPE 



SHRODE - CHAPPELLE 

A COMEDY IN ONE 
"DURING ONE'S LIFE" 





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CKENZIE AND SHANNON 



HARDEE 



FELIX AND CAIRE 

WILSON FRANKLYN AND CO. 

DOUCLA8 A. FLINT AND CO. 

MONROE AND MACK 



WAIMAN 



BIGELOW'S "7 MERRY YOUNGSTERS 
WILLIAM MORROW AND CO. 
HEALY AND ADAMS 



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WILFRED CLARKE AND CO. 

DAVE-GENARO AND BAILEY-RAY 

8TALEY-BIRBECK AND CO. 

SAM J. CURTIS AND CO. 

BOHEMIAN QUINTETTE 

CIRARD AND GARDNER 

ALSACE AND LORRAINE 



ETT DE VOY AND CO 
W. E. WITTLE 



LYNDON AND DORMAN 



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ESTEN BURLEIGH'S 


"Balloon Girl" 


"Aeroplane > nd * Girl" 


The Sensation of two Continents 


The Novelty of the Season 



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JEANETTE DUPRE 

Addrwa American Theatre, Baa Pranelsoo. 



Eddy A Tallmaa 040 Lincoln BW4 Cfcleag* 
Bdmaa A Oaylor Box 80 Rlckmoad lad 
Bdna Ruth 418 W Oreen Olean N Y 
Edwards Gertrude Ml— New York JrBR 

EDWARDS, VAN and TIERNEY 

REFINED ENTERTAINERS. 
Management Ed. 8. Keller. 

Edwards Shorty 213 Carroll Allegheny 

Edythe Corlnne 826 8 Robe/ Chicago 

Egan Geo Marathon Glrle B R 

Blber Lew Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Elliott Jack Runaway Glrle B R 

Ellsworth Harry A Lillian Century Glrle B R 

Blwood Perry A Downing 024 Harlem At Balto 

Bmelle Troupe 604 B Taylor Bloomlngton 111 

Emerald Connie 41 Holland rtd Brixton London 

Emerson A Le Clear 23 Beach At Grand Rapids 

Bmerson Ida Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Emerson Harry Midnight Maidens B R 

Emmett A Lower 410 Pine Darby Pa 

Bnglebreth G W 2818 Highland At Cincinnati 

Bnaor Wm Hastings Show B R 

Bsmaan H T 1284 Putnam At Brooklyn 

Brans Allen Irwlns Big Show B R 

Brans Beasle 8701 CotUge OroTe A Chicago 

Brans Fred A Beattle Knickerbockers B R 

Brans Teddy Midnight Maidens B R 

Brans A Lloyd 028 B 12 Brooklyn 

Brelyn Sisters 262 Oreen At Brooklyn 

Everett Gertrude Fads A Foil lee B R 

Brers Oeo 210 Loeoya Ban Antonio 

Bwlng Chae A Nina 466 Telfair Augusta 



Fairchlld Sisters 320 Dizwell Ar New Haren 

Falrchlld Mr A Mrs 1321 Vernon Harrlsburg 

Falrburn J as Miss New York Jr B R 

Falls Billy A 488 Lyell Ar Rochester 

Fant a Trio 8 Union Sq New York 

FARRELLTAYLOR TRIO 

Funniest Black Face In Vauderllle. 
United Time. 

Fawn Loretta Rose Sydell B R 

Fay Gus Irwlns Majesties B R 

Fennel A Tyson Sheas Toronto 

Fen ner A Fox 830 Central Camden N J 

DAVE FERGUSON 

This Week (Dec. 5), Boll's, New Haren. 

Ferguson Mabel Bowdoin Sq Boston lndef 
Ferguson Frank 480 E 43 Chicago 
Ferguson Jos 127 W 67 New York 
Ferguson Marguerite Hastings Show B R 
Fern Ray 1300 W Ontario Philadelphia 
Fernandez May Duo 207 E 87 New York 
Ferrard Grace 2716 Warsaw Ar Chicago 
Ferry Wm Keiths Columbus O 
Fields School Kids Sittners Chicago 
Finn A Ford 280 Revere Wlnthrop Mass 
Finney Frank Trocaderos B R 
Fisher Marie Bway Gaiety Girls B R 
Fisher Susie Rose Sydell B R 
Flske Gertrude Brigadiers B R 
Fitzgerald & Qulnn Bowery Burlesquers 
FlUslmmons A Cameron 6600 S Green Chicago 
Fletchers 88 Rondel 1 PI Ban Francisco 

JEANIE FLETCHER 

SCOTTISH PRIMA DONNA 
America Traresty Stars 
Pickwick, San Diego. Cal. Indefinite. 

Fletcher Ted 470 Warren Brooklyn 

Florede Nellie Columbians B R 

FolletU A Wicks 1824 Gates Ar Brooklyn 

Forbea A Bowman 201 W 112 New York 

Force A Williams Orpheum Lincoln Neb 

Force Johnny 800 Edmonson Baltimore 

Ford Geo Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Ford A Co 300 Fenton Flint Mich 

Ford A Louise 128 S Broad Mankato Minn 

Foreman Robt N 308 W 00 New York 

Formby Oeo Walthew House Wlgan England 

Foster Harry A Bailie 1836 E 12 Philadelphia 

Foster Billy 2316 Centre Pittsburg 

Fox A Summers 617 10 Saginaw Mich 

Fox Florence 172 Filmore Rochester 

Fox Will World of Pleasure B R 

Fox Harry A Mlllership Sts Polls New Haren 

Foyer Eddie 0020 Pierpont Cleveland 

Francis Wlnnlfred Vanity Fair B R 

Francis Wlllard 67 W 138 New York 

Franclscos 343 N Clark Chicago 

Frank Sophia & Myrtle Miss New York Jr B R 

Frans Sig Ginger Girls B R 

Freed Jack 17 E 105 New York 

Freeman Florence Bway Gaiety Girls B R 

Freeman Frank E Queen of Bohemia B R 

Freeman Bros Girls from Happyland B R 

Frellgh Llzsle Bowery Burlesquers B R 

French Henri Gerard Hotel New York 

French A Williams 821 W Blaine Seattle 

Frevoli Mnjestic Montgomery 

Frlcke Wlllman Loremakers B R 

Frobel A Ruge 314 W 23 New York 



Gaffney Bisters 1407 Madison Chicago 
Gaffney Al 893 Vernon Brooklyn N Y 
Gage Chas 1T0 White Springfield Mass 



Oath Karl A Bnuaa MB Caas Chlcage 

Oaylor Caaa 7t8 IT Detrelt 

Gear Irving Century •trie) B B 

Oenaro A Thoel MaJatU* Oerslcana Tex lndef 

George Chas N Potomac tingerstown Md 

George Armstrong T Jaoka B B 

Germane Anna T 26 Arnold Rarer* Maas 

Oettings J F Marathon Girls B R 

Oeyer Bert Palace Hotel Chicago 

Gilbert Ella R Runaway Writ B R 

Gill Edna Queen of Jardla da Parle B R 

Gilmore Mildred Broadway OaJt'v Girls B R 

Oirard Marie 41 Howard Boston 

Oleaaon Vlelet 480 Lexington Walthaa Masa 

Glorer Edaa May mu Emporia Ar Wichita 

Oodfrey A Uendereon 2100 B 14 Kansas City 

Goforth A Deyle 261 Halaey Brooklyn 

Oolden Claude 177 Walnut At Boston 

Golden Bant Washington Society Olrls B R 

Golden Nat Hastlags Show B R 

Goldle Annette Big Banner Show B R 

Ooldle Jack Ginger Glrle B R 

Goodrich Mitchell Hastlags Bhow B R 

Gordo El Casino Washington 

Gordon Wm C Orpheum Hip Clereland 

Oordon Dan 1777 Atlantic Ar Brooklyn 

Gordon fc Barber 26 So Locust Hagerstown Md 



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Gale Brnle 160 Eastern Ar Toronto 
Gallagher Bd Big B nner Bhow B R 
Garden Oeo Girls from Happyland B R 
Gardner Andy Bohemians B R 
Oardner Oeorgle * Co 4646 Kenmore Ar Chic 
Gardlaer Family 1068 N 8 Philadelphia 
Oarrlty Harry Princess Los Angeles lndef 
Carson Marlon * Co Polls Wilkes Barre 



GORDON *»» KEYES 

"Wooden Shoo Breakers" 
Direction, PAT CASEY Poll Circuit 

Gossans Bobby 400 Bo 6 Columbus O 

Oottlob Amy 600 No Clark Chicago 

Gould C W Marathon Olrls B R 

Gould & Rice 326 Smith Prorldence R I 

Goyt Trio 356 Willow Akron O 

Grace Frank College Olrls B R 

Graham Frank Marathon Girls B R 

Grannon 11a Melrose Park Pa 

Grant Burt A Bertha 2056 Dearborn Chicago 

Oranrille A Mack Cherry Blossoms B R 

Granville A Rogers Columbia St Louis 

Graves Joy Dreamlanders B R 

Gray Trio 1406 Woodlawn av Indianapolis 

Gray & Gray 10122 Birch Jopiln Mo 

Gray & Graham Sydney Australia lndef 

Green Edna Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Green Elbel Trent Trenton N J 

Greene Winn if red Runaway Girls B R 

Gremmer A Melton 1437 S 6 Louisville 

Grieves 155 W 63 New York 

Griffith John P Trocaderos B R 

Griffith Myrtle E 6805 Klrkwood Ar Pittsburg 

Griffs & Hoot 1328 Cambria Philadelphia 

Grimes Tom A Gertie WUUamstown N J 

Grimm A Satchell 255 Ridge wood ar Bklyn 

Groom Sisters 603 N Hermitage Trenton N J 

Grossman Al 532 North Rochester 

Grover & Richards Orpheum Denver 

Qrovlnl Geanette Washington Society Girls B R 

Gruber A Kew 408 4 Av E Flint Mich 

Ouilfoyle A Charlton 303 Harrison Detroit 

Guyer Victoria Miss New York Jr B R 

H. 

Hall E Clayton Elmhurst Pa 

Hall Ed Passing Parade B R 

Hall A Pray 50 Columbia Swampscott Mass 

Hall A Briscoe 66 Orchard Norwich Conn 

Halperln Nan 1621 E 17 Ar Denrer 

Halls Dogs 111 Walnut Revere Mass 

Halpern Leo Hastings Show B R 

Halson Boys 21 E 08 New York 

Halsted Williard 1141 Prytanla New Orleans 

Hamllns The 51 Scoral PI Detroit 

Hamilton Estelle B Majestic St Paul 

Hamilton Maude Watsons Burlesquers B R 

HAMMOND and FORRESTER 

Sulliran-Consldlne Circuit. 

Hammond Oracla Robinson Crusoe Olrls B R 
Hampton A Bassett 4866 Wlnthrop Ar Chicago 
Haney A Long 117 State N Vernon Ind 
Haney Edith Shlndlers Chicago 

EDITH HANEY 

POCKET EDITION COMEDIENNE. 
Always Working. Direction. A. E. MEYERS. 

Hannon Billy 1530 No Hamlin Ar Chicago 
Hanson Harry L Pekin Chicago 
Hansone A Co 1037 Tremont Boston 
Hanvey A Baylies 652 Lenox Av New York 
Harcourt Frank Cracker Jacks B R 
Harmonious Four Alamo New Orleans lndef 
Harrington Bobby Serenadere B R 
Harris & Randall Murray Richmond Ind 
Harron Lucy Knickerbockers B R 
Hart Bros 204 Central Central Falls R I 
Hart Stanley Ward 3445 Pine St St Louis 
Hart Maurice 166 Lenox Av New York 
Hart Marie & Billy Orpheum Portland 
Hartwell Effle Big Banner Show B R 
Harvey Harry Hastings Bhow B R 
Harveys The 507 Western Moundsvllle W Va 
Hartman Oretchen 523 W 135 New York 
Hastings Harry Hastings Show B R 
Hasty Charlie Majestic Charleston S C 
Haswell J H Majestic Ellwood City Pa lndef 
Hatches The 47 E 182 New York 

E. F. HAWLEY and CO. 

THE BANDIT. 

Next Week (Dec. 12). Temple, Rochester. 

KDW. S. KELLER, Rep. 

Hawkins Harry College Girls B R 
Hayes Margaret Watsons Burlesquers B R 
Hayes Oertrude Follies of the Day B R 
Hayee A Patton Carson City Nev lndef 
Hayinan & Franklin Regent Salford London 
Haynea Beatrice Americans B R 
iiayward A liayward Orpheum Memphis 
Haselton Jas Washington Society Girls B R 
Hearn Bam Follies of the Day B R 
Heath Frankle Big Review B R 
Held A La Rue 1828 Vine Philadelphia 
Uelene La Belle Kentucky Belles B R 
Henderson ft Thomas 227 W 40 New York 
Hendrlx Klarl College Olrls B R 
Henella A Howard 646 N Clark Chicago 



Hennlngs Trevett Chicago 

Henry Dick 107 Palmetto Brooklyn 

Henry Olrls S826 Bo 17 Philadelphia 

Henrys 428 ■ 162 N Y 

Herbert Majestic Charleston S C 

Herberts The 47 Washington Lynn Mass 

Herman Lew Sun Springfield O 

Herman A Rice 420 W 30 New York 

Hen Oeo 832 Stone Av 8c ran ton 

Hessle Lyceum Ogden Utah 

Heverley Great 201 Desmond Say re Pa 

Hill Arthur Hastings Show B R 

Hill Edmunds Trio 262 Nelson New Brunswick 

Hill Chas J Ginger Olrls B R 

Hillard May Ram T Jacks B R 

Hillman A Roberta 618 S 11 Saginaw Mich 

Hills Harry Robinson Crusoe Olrls B R 

Hlnes A Fentu.i 151 W 63 New York 

Hoey A Mozar Majestic Birmingham 

Holden J Maurice Dainty Duchess B R 

Holden Harry Knickerbockers B R 

Hollander* Joe IrwLns Majesties B R 

Holman Bros 614 Lake Cadillac Mich 

Holmes Ben Box tk»l Richmond Va 

Holt Alf Sydney Australia 

Honan A Helm 12* Lock wood Buffalo 

Hood Sam 721 Florence Mobile Ala 

Hoover Lillian 432 W 34 New York 

Hopp Fred 326 Littleton Av Newark N J 

Hoialing Edward 657 S Division Grand Rapids 

Howard Bros Polls Bridgeport 

Howard Chas Follies of New York B R 

Howard Emily 644 N Clark Chicago 

Howard Mote Vanity Fair B R 

Howard Oeo F Big Review B R 

Howard Comedy Four 083 3 Ar Brooklyn 

Howard Harry A Mae 222 S Peoria Chicago 

Howard Bernice A Co 252 W 38 New York 

Howard & Howard Orpheum Kansas City 

Howe Bam Loremakers B R 

Howe Llzette Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Huegel ft Qulnn 536 Rush Chicago 

Hurlbert A DeLong 4416 Madison Chicago 

Hunt Robt Washington Society Olrls B R 

Hunter Ethel 4020 Troost Kansas City 

Hurley F J 162 Magnolia Ar Elizabeth N J 

Hutchinson Al 210 B 14 New York 

Huxley Dorcas E Vanity Fair B R 

Hyatt A Le No re 1612 W Lanvale Baltimore 

Hy lands Three 23 Cherry Danbury Conn 

Hymer John B Kolths Boston 

Hynde Bessie 618 Pearl Buffalo 



Imhoff Roger Fads A Follies B R 
Inge Clara 300 W 40 N Y 
Ingram A See lev 288 Crane Ar Detroit 
Ingrams Two 1804 Story Boone la 
Irish May Watson Burlesquers B R 
Irving Pearl Pennant Winners B R 
Irwin Flo 227 W 46 New York 
Irwin Oeo Irwlns Big Show B R 



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Jackson H'ry A Kate 206 Buena Vista Yonkers 

Jackson Alfred 80 E Tupper Buffalo 

Jackson Robt M Runaway Girls B R 

Jackson A Long No Vernon Ind 

Jansen Ben ft Chas Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Jeffries Tom 150 Henry Brooklyn 

Jennings Jewell A Barlowe 33»12 Arlington St L 

Jennings ft Renfrew Orpheum Montreal 

Jerge A Hamilton 302 Mass Ar Buffalo 

Jerome Edwin Merry Whirl B R 

Jess A Dell 1202 N 6 St Louis 

Jess Johnny Cracker Jacks B R 

Jewel 203 Littleton Ar Newark N J 

Johnson Honey 30 Tremont Cambridge Mass 

Johnson Kid Sequin Tour South America 

Johnson Bros A Johnson 6245 Callowhlll Phlla 

Johnston Elsie Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Johnston A Buckley Oolden Crook B R 

Johnstone Chester B 40 Lexington ar N Y 

Jones A Rogers 1351 Park Ar New York 

Jones Maud 471 Lenox Ar New York 

Jones A Gillam Yale Stock Co 

Jones A Whitehead 83 Boyden Newark N J 

Joyce Jack Circus Bush Vienna 

Julian A Dyer 67 High Detroit 

Juno A Wells 611 E 78 New York 



Kane Leonard Princess Hot Springs Ark 
Kartello Bros Peterson N J 
Kaufman Reba A Inez Folles Bergere Paris 
Kaufman Troupe AnderRon Louisville 
Kaufman Bros Orpheum Denver 
Kaufmanns Bijou Great Falls Mont 
Keating ft Murray Blakers Wlldwood N J lndef 
Keaton A Barry 74 Boylston Boston 
Keatons Three Hathaways New Bedford Mass 
Keeley Bros Schuman Frankfort Germany 



Jim. F. 



THEM'S THEM. 



ANNIE M. 



KELLY and KENT 



Kelley Joe K and Arch Philadelphia lndef 
Kelly Eugene Knickerbockers B R 
Kelly Lew Serenadere B R 
Kelly A Wentworth Varieties Terre Haute 
Kelsey Sisters 4832 Christiana Av Chicago 
Keltners 133 Colonial PI Dallas 
Kendall Ruth Miss New York Jr B R 
Kendall Chas ft Maldle 123 Alfred Detroit 
Kennedy Joe 1131 N 3 Av Knoxvllle 
Kenney A Hollls 66 Holmes Av Brookllne Mass 
Kent ft Wilson 6036 Monroe Av Chlago 
Keough Edwin Continental Hotel San Fran 
Ressner Rose 438 W 164 New York 
Kldders Bert A Dorothy 1274 Clay San Fran 
Kine Josle Bowery Burlesquere B R 
King Margaret H Serenadere B R 
King Bros Majestic La Crosse Wis 
King Violet Winter Oard'n Blackpool Eng lndef 
Klnnebrew A Klara O H Plymouth 111 Tndef 
Ktralfo Bros 1710 8 Av Evansvllle Ind 
Klrschbaum Harry 1028 Main Kansas City 
Klein A Clifton Avenue E St Louis Ml 
Knight Harlan E & Co orplxum Seattle 
Knowlee R M College Olrls B R 
Koehler Oryce 6050 Calumet Chicago 
Kohers Three 68 18 Wheeling W Va 
Koler Harry Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 
Konerz Btob Proctors Newark . 



Kovarick Merrimac Sq Lowell Mass 
Kuhns Three Orpheum Los Angelea 



Lacey Will Majestic Denver 
Lacouver Lena Vanity Fair B K 
Lafayetles Two 185 Graham 06hkosh 
Laird Major Irwlns Big Show B R 
Lake Jas J Bon Tons B R 
Lalor Ed Watsons Burlesquers B R 
Lamont Harry A Flo Dreamland Bath Me 
Lancaster A Miller 546 Jones Oakland 
Lane A O'Donnell Orpheum Kansas City 
Lane Goodwin ft Lane 3713 Locust Philadelphia 
Lane ft Ardell 332 Genesee Rochester 
Lane Eddie 305 E 73 New York 
Lang Karl 273 Bickford Av Memphis 
Langdous Circle Chicago 
Lanigan Joe 102 8 51 Philadelphia 
Lansear Ward B 232 Schaefer Brooklyn 
La Auto Girl 123 Alfred Detroit 
La Blanche Mr A Mrs Jack 3315 B Baltimore 
La Centra A La Rue 2461 2 Av New York 
La Fere Eleanore Miss New York Jr B R 
La Mar Dorothy World of Pleasure B R 
La Maze Bennett ft La Maze 2508 Pitkin Bklyn 
La Moines Musical 332 5 Baraboo Wis 
La Nolle Ed A Helen 17U7 N 15 Philadelphia 
'LaPoulu Marguerite Saskatoon Can 
La Rocca Roxy P 1215 Ohio Chicago 
La Rue ft Holmes 21 Llllle Newark 
La Tour Irene 24 Atlantic Newark N J 
La Toy Bros Majestic Houston 
La Vettes 17U8 W 31 Kansas City 
Larkln Nicholas Runaway Girls B R 
Larose 226 Bleecker Brooklyn 
Larrlve 32 Shutter Montreal 
Laurent Marie 7U E 116 New York 
Lavender Will Big Review B R 
Lavine A Inman 3201 B 81 Cleveland 
Lavardea Lillian 1200 Union Hackensack N J 
Lawrence Bill Bohemians B R 
Lawrence A Edwards 1140 West'm'r Providence 
Lawrence A Wright 55 Copeland Roibury Mass 
Layton Marie 252 E Indiana St Charles 111 
Le Beau Jean Ginger Girls B R 
Le Grange A Qordon 2823 Washington St Louis 
Le Hlrt TOO Clifford Av Rochester 
Le Pages 120 French Buffalo 
Le Pearl A Bogart 401 Solome Springfield 111 
Le Roy Lillian Marathon Girls B R 
Le Roy Vivian Golden Crook B R 
Le Roy Vic 332 Everett Kansas City Kan 
Le Roy Chas 1806 N Oay Baltimore 
Le Roy ft Adams 1812 Locust Av Erie Pa 
Le Van Harry Big Review B R 
Leahy Bros Harrison Pawtucket R I 
Lee Minnie Bowery Burlesquers B R 
Lee Rose 1040 Broadway Brooklyn 
Leick ft Keith O H Cork Ireland 
Lenss The 1818 School Chicago 
Leonard A Drake 1000 Park PI Brooklyn 
Leonard ft Phillips Hong Kong Toledo lndef 
Leonl Ruby Cracker Jacks B R 
Lerner Dave Americans B R 
Les Jundts 523 E Richard Dayton O 
Leslie Geo W Variety Buffalo 
Leslie Genie 361 Tremont Boston 
Leslie Frank 124 W 180 New York 
Leslie Mabel Big Banner Bhow B R 
Lestelle Eleanore Merry Whirl B R 
Lester Joe Oolden Crook B R 
Lester A Kellet 318 Falrmount Av Jersey City 
Levlno D A Susie 14 Prospect W Haven Conn 
Levitt A Falls 412 Cedar Syracuse 
Levy Family 47 W 120 New York 
Lewis A Vanity Fair B R 
Lewie A Lake 2411 Norton Av Kansas City 
Lewis Phil J 118 W 121 New York 
Lewis Walter A Co 877 Washn Brookllne Maas 
Lewis A Oreen Dainty Duchess B R 
Lewis A Harr 146 W 16 N Y 
Lillian Orace Century Girls B R 
Llngermans 706 N 5 Philadelphia 
Llscord Lottie Watsons Burlesque B R 
Llssman Harry Hastings Show B R 
Little Stranger Colonial New York 
Livingston Murry 830 E 163 New York 
Lloyd A Castano 104 W 61 New York / 

Lloyd A Rum ley West End Unlontown Pa 
Lockwood Sisters Star Show Girls B R 
Lockwoods Musical 133 Cannon Poughkeepele 
London A Rlker 32 W U8 New York 
Long A Cotton Princess St Louis 




A Refined Novelty Singing Act. 
Next Week (Dec. 12), Star, Chicago. 



Loraine Os< ;ir Grand Indianapolis 

Lorain* Harry Wig Knvtew B K 

Lovett Ed World of Pleasure B R 

Lowe Leslie J Hong Kong Toledo lndef 

Lowe Musical Lyric Terre Haute 

Lower F Edward Hastings Show B R 

Luce A Luce 026 N Broad Philadelphia 

Luken Al Marathon Olrls B R 

Lultlnger Lucas Co "».'i0 Valencia San Fran 

Lynch Hazel 355 Norwood Av (J rand Rapids 

Lynch Jack IK1 Houston Newark 

Lynn Louis Star Show Girls U R 

Lynn Roy Box 62 Jefferson City Tcnn 

Lyon & Atwood Dunns Cafe San Krui ind' f 



M. 

Macdonald Si.-tcrs 12 It.n he Sin I i an' -iv n 

Mack Tom Wai.sons 1 lurlt-s<pji-i .-, I! k 

Mack A Co Lee Mi*) N Stair <'tn ■ uyn 

Mack Wm Follies or the l'av I; It 

Mack A Ma<k 5!M7 Chestnut I'M! ■•!■ iphla 

Mark & Walk«T Tolls 1 1 r m I : . p. it 

Mackey J H Runaway Girl- I: K 

Macy Maud Hall 2fJl* H .'•; Slic-|...,iicad May 

Madison Chas Troc.nl> ro-, 1» K 

Mae Florence 43 J *-n rson 1 :i ,i«t f : d 1'a 

Mae Rose Passing I' ril. )! !'. 

Mahoney May Irwin* Kir <!;'>•* li R 

Main Ida huiins <":.;•• .- ■ i . ■ i.'i.-,<o lndef 

Maitland Mahle Win \ 

Majestic Mu-iai : w 



Malloy Dunn." 

Millar! . |, : , V 

Mann Cu;i* ■ -i • 
Mauulng Frank 



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:v (ialety Olrls B R 
'I i. it Is Toronto 
;■• Lima O 

B P 
f • * : il Av Brooklyn 



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A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All 

ELLIS-NOWLAN CO. 



in their New Act 



II 



The FIRE FIGHTER 

COLONIAL, New York this week (Dec. 5) 
KEITH'S, Boston next week (Dec. 12) 



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Philadelphia's Leading Vaudeville Agency 

Stein & Leonard, 11 * 



IN, Gen'l Manager 

Artists write, wire or telephone if you want work. THIS IS A 5'v AGENCY 



PAUL 



GUY 



STANHOPE and FRITZEE 

In "FOUR BITS" 

Rustic at ins in California. 

MERRY XMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL 



MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL 

Keller. Mack *»« Frank Orth 



BOOKED SOLID under the management IVIAX 



Booking aots of merit only. Over two years' consecutive work 

Association - Affiliated Vaudeville Agents 



TED SPARKS, President 
Kansas City, Mo. 

B. J. WILLIAMS, Secretary and Treasurer 
Mobile, Ala. 



TED SPARKS 
F. H. CALDWELL 
EDWARD CAVANAGH 
ARCHIE LEVY 



GEO. B. GREENWOOD, 1st Vice-President 
Atlanta, Ga. 

NORMAN JEFFERIES, Eastern Representative 
Philadelphia, Pa. 



Board of Directors 



HOWARD FOGG 
BILLY ELLWOOD 
SAM MASSELL 
H. L. LEAVITT 



LEW WREN 
B. J. WILLIAMS 
M. S. WHITEHEAD 
NORMAN JEFFERIES 



BILLY ELLWOOD, 2nd Vice-President 
Houston, Tex. 

ARCHIE LEVY, Western Secretary 
San Francisco, Cal. 



C. K. WILLIAMS 
GEO. B. GREENWOOD 



Managers wishing exclusive bookings are requested to write the nearest officer of the association and full information regarding agent 

in your territory will be given you. 

PERFORMERS There are only two requirements necessary for you to?*ecure this time, your act must be good and you must NOT PLAY OPPOSITION 



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Manning Trio 70 Clacy Grand Rapids 

lfantells Marionettes 4420 Berkeley Av Chicago 

Mardo ft Hunter Cosy Corner Girls B R 

Marine Comedy Trio 187 Hopkins Brooklyn 

Mario Louise vanity Fair B R 

Marlon Johnny Century Girls B R 

Marlon Dave Dreamlanders B R 

Murlo Aldo Trio Orpheum Portland 

Marr Billle Irwlns Bis Show B R 

Marsh ft Middleton 10 Dyer Av Everett Mass 

Martell Family Kentucky Belles B R 

Martha Mile d:i \V 01 New York 

Martin Frank A T Jacks B R 

Martlne Carl ft Rudolph 466 W 57 New York 

Mason Harry L College Girls B R 



BOB MATTHEWS 

605 Gaiety Theatre Bldg., 

Broadway and 46th St., New York. 

THE MATTHEWS AMUSEMENT CO. 



Mathieson Walter 843 W Ohio Chicago 

Matthews Harry & Mao 140 W ."17 IM Los Aug 

Matthews Mabel Orpheum Savannah 

Maxims Models Eastern Sheas Buffalo 

Maxims Models Western Columbia Cineinuatl 

Maxwell At Dudley Empress Kansas City 

Mayne Elizabeth H 144 E 43 New York 

Mays Musical Four 154 W Oak Chicago 

Mazettc Rose Marathon Girls B R 

McAllister Dick Vanity Fair B R 

McAvoy Harry Brigadiers B R 

McCale Larry Irwlns Big Show B R 

McCann Geraldlne ft Co 700 Park Johnston Pa 

McCarvers 144 W 28 New York 

McClaln M 3221 Madison Av Pittsburg 

McCloud Mable Bon Tons B R 

McConnell Sisters 1247 Madison Chicago 

Mel'ormlek ft Irving islo (Jravescnd nv Bklyn 

McCune ft Grant 036 Benton Pittsburg 

McDowell John and Alice 027 Detroit 

McGarry ft McGarry Pennant Winners B R 

McGarry ft Harris 521 Palmer Toledo 

McGregor Sandy Brigadiers B R 

McGutre Tutz 0!) High Detroit 

Mclntyre W J Follies of the Day B R 

MeKav A Cantwcll Orpheum Minneapolis 

McNallys Four 220 W 38 New York 

McNamee W'iKwnm San Fram isco 

McWaters ft Tyson 471 00 Brooklyn 

Meehan Billy Sam T Jacks B R 

Melk Anna Brigadiers B R 

Melody Lane (lirls Temple Rochester 

Melrose Ar Kennedy (Jrand Evansville Ind 

Melrose ('(iinrdy Four Majestie Bock Island 111 

Mendelsohn Jack 103 W 03 New York 

Menetekel 104 E 14 New York 

Meredith Sisters 20 W «."> New York 

Men-it t Hal Grand Syracuse 

Merrltt Raymond 178 Tremont Pasadena Cal 

Metben Sisters 12 Culton Springfield Mass 

Meyer David I^ewis & I*ake Musical Co 

Michael ft Michael 320 W 53 New York 

Milam & De Bois 825 10 Nashville 

Miles Margaret Fads & Follies B R 

Military Four 070 E 24 Paterson N J 

Millard Bros Rose Sydell B R 

Miller Larry Princess St Paul Indef 

Miller May Knickerbockers B R 

Miller A Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Miller Helen Passing Parade B R 

Miller & Mack 2041 Federal Phlla 

Miller ft Princeton 88 Olney Providence 

Miller Theresa UN W Grand Av Oklahoma 

Mills ft Moulton 58 Rose Buffalo 

Millman Trio Apollo Manheim Ger 

Mi I ma is Sipe Kokomo Ind 

Mlntz & Palmer 130r> N 7 Philadelphia 

Mlskel Hunt ft Miller 108 14 Cincinnati 

Mitchell Bennett Miss N Y Jr BR 

Mitchell Ai Cain Collins London 

Moller Harry 30 Blymer Delaware O 

Monarch Four Golden Crook B R 

Montgomery Harry 48 E 124 New York 

Montambo & Bartelll 40 E Liberty Waterbury 

Mooney K- Holbein Barrow England 

Moore Snltz Knickerbockers B R 

Moore Helen J Columbians B R 

Moore Geo 3104 Cedar Philadelphia 

Moosey Wm Brigadiers B R 

Morgan Bros 2525 E Madison Phlla 

Morgan King ft Thompson Sis 6o3 E 41 Chicago 

Morgan Meyers ft Mike 1230 W 20 Phlla 

Morris Felice Orpheum Los Angeles 

Morris Joe Dainty Duchess B R 

Morris Ed Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Morris Helen Passing Parade B R 

Morris & Wortman 132 N Law Allentown Pa 

Morris A> Morton 1300 St .Johns PI Bklyn 

Morris Mildred ft Co 250 W SB New York 

Morrison May Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Morse Marie Brigadiers B R 

Morton Harry K Golden Crook R R 

Morton * Keenan 574 11 Brooklyn 

Moto Girl Majestic Hallas 

Mowalts Peerless Apollo Vienna 

Mull Eva World of Pleasure B R 

Mullen Tom Quern of Jardin de Paris B R 

Mullen Jim I-iOvemnkers If R 

Muller Maud 001 W 151 N Y 

Mulvey \- Amoros Orpheum Minneapolis 

Murphy Frank P Star Show Girls B R 

Murphy Frances Dreamlanders B R 

Murray Elizabeth New Amsterdam N Y Indef 

Murray & Alvln Great Alblnl Co 

Musical Sir'tragetfes Sheas Toronto 

My Fancy 12 Adams Strand I^ondon 

Myers & MncBryde 102 Av Troy N Y 

N 

Nannary May Al- Co National San Francisco 

Nash May Columbians B R 

N'aun Toin A> Co Sheas Buffalo 

Nazarro Nat * Co 3101 Tracy Av Kansas City 

NeNon H P Follies of New York B R 

Nelson Chester Americans B R 

Wlsnn Hnrr \ VM'l V Humholflt Chicago 

Nelson Georgia 2710 Virginia St Louis 

Nelson Oswald * Borger 150 E 128 N Y 

Newhoff * Phelps 32 W 118 N Y 

Newton Billy S Miss New York Jr B R 

Nlcoll Ida Bohemlnns B R 

Noble A; Brooks Gaiety Springlichl III 

Nonetfe 017 Flathush Av Bklyn 

Norris Baboons Binniimhan 

Norton Ned Follies of New York B R 

Norton C Porter 0342 Klmbark Av Chicago 

Norwalk Eddie 505 Prospect Av Bronx N Y 

Noss Bertha Gerard Hotel N Y 



O'Brien Frank Columbians B R 

O'Connor Trio 706 W Allegheny Av Phlla 

O'Dell Fay Miss N Y Jr B R 

Odell ft Gllmore 1145 Monroe Chicago 

Ogden Gertrude H 2835 N Mozart Chicago 

Olio Trio Washington Spokane 

O'Neill ft Regenery 592 Warren Bridgeport 

O'Neill Trio Victoria Lafayette Ind 

Opp Joe Kentucky Belles B R 

O'Rourke ft Atkinson 1848 E 65 Cleveland 

Orpheus Comedy Four Queen Jardln de P B R 

Orr Chas F 131 W 41 N Y 

Orren A McKenzle 606 East Springfield O 

Osbun ft Doia 335 No Willow Av Chicago 

Ott Phjl 178 A Tremont Boston 

Owen Dorothy Mae 3047 90 Chicago 

Ozavs The 48 Kinsey Av Kenmore N Y 



Packard Julia Passing Parade B R 
Palme Esther Mile 121 E 46 Chicago 
Palmer Daisy Golden Crook B R 
Palmer Louise Irwlns Big Show B R 
Palmer & Lewis Orpheum St Joe Mo 
Pardue Violet Follies of New York B R 
Pnrfray Edith College Glrlv B R 
Parker * Morrell 187 Hopkins Bklyn 
Parvls Geo W 2534 N Franklin Phlla 
Patrldge Mildred Kentucky Belles B R 
Patterson Al Kentucky Belles B R 
Patterson Sam 29 W 133 N Y 
Paul Dottle S Rolllckers B R 
Paull & Ryholda 359 County New Bedford 
Paulinetti ft Plquo 4324 Wain Franklin Pa 



PAULINE 



RHirai»HM 

UNITED TIME 

Payton Polly Bohemians B R 

Pearl Kathryn ft Violet Sam T Jacks B R 

Pearl Marty 32 Marcy Av Brooklyn 

Fearless Gilbert Ginger Girls B R 

Pearson Walter Merry Whirl B R 

Pederson Bros 035 Greenbush Milwaukee 

Pelots The 101 Westminister Av Atlantic City 

Pepper Twins Lindsay Can 

Perless ft Burton 22."> E 14 New York 

Pero Ai Wilson 104 W 40 New York 

Perry Frank L 747 Buchanan Minneapolis 

Personi & Halliday Main Peoria 

Peter the Great 422 Bloomfleld Av Hoboken N J 

Phillips Joe Qneen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Phillips Moudane 4027 Bellevlew Av Kan City 

Phillips Samuel 316 Classon Av Bklyn 

Phillips Sisters 776 8 Av N Y 

Plerson Hal Lovemakers B R 

Pike Lester Irwlns Big Show B R 

Pike ft Calme 073 Amsterdam Av N Y 

Plroscoffls Five Lovemakers B R 

Plsano Yen 15 Charles Lynn Mass 

Plunkett & Rltter 40 Billerica Boston 

Pollard Gene Casino Girls B R 

Potter Wm Big Banner Show B R 

Potter ft Harris 0330 Wayne Av Chicago 

Powder Saul Follies of New York B R 

Powell Eddie 2314 Chelsea Kansas City 

Powers Elephants 745 Forest Av N Y 

Powers Bros 15 Trask Providence 

Price Harry M 034 Longwood Av N Y 

Prices Jolly 1020 Arch Philadelphia 

Priors The Tukulla Wash 

Proctor Sisters 1112 Halsey Bklyn 



Queen Mab Al- We is Princess Wichita 
Quigg & Nickerson Follies of 1010 
Quintan Josle 014 N Clark Chicago 



Radcllff Pearl Watsons Bjrlesquers B R 

Ralmund Jim 37 E Adams Chicago 

Rainbow Sisters S40 14 San Fran. Isco 

Ramsey Allle Washington Society Girls B R 

Ramsey Sisters 110 Nassau Av Bklyn 

Randall Edith Marathon Girls B R 

Ranf Claude Polis Spriimlichl 

Rapier John 173 Cole Av Pallas 

Rawson K- Clare Orpin uni Kau Claire Wis 

Ray Eugene 5002 Pralri,. Av Chicago 

Ray & Burns O H O-^ing N Y 

Raymond Clara 141 Lawrence Brooklyn 

Raymond Ruhv A> Co Temple Rochester 

Raymore & Co 1 17 W 0"> N Y 

Reded ft Iladley Star Show Oirls B R 

Redner Thomas ft Co 072 Hudson Av Detroit 

Red ford \ Winchester Orpin win Minneapolis 

Redway Juggling HI Inspector Montreal 

Reed ft Earl 236 E 02 I»s Angeles 

Reed Bros Orpheum Lincoln \,h 

Reeves Al Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Reffkln Joe 103 Dudley Providence 

Regal Trio 110 W Wash Pi N Y 

Reld Jack Runaway Girls B R 

Oeld Sisters 4. r > Broad Elizabeth N I 

Rcinflelds Minstrels 4105 Morgan St Louis 

MAYME REMINGTON 

Exclusive W. V. M. A. Route. Booked Solid. 

Relyea Chas Kentucky Belles B R 
Renalles The 2004 Sutter San Francisco 
Reso Len 1021 Cherry Phlla 
Revere Marie Irwlns Big Show R Ft 
Reynolds ft Donegan Ronachers \ lenna 
Reynolds Lew Follies of the Dnv I) R 
Rhodes Marionettes 33 W 8 Chester Pa 
Rianos Four Orpheum Kansas City 



Rice Louise Dreamanders B R 

Rice Frank ft True 6340 Vernon Av Chicago 

Rise Sully ft Scott Keiths Columbus O 

Rich ft Howard 214 E 10 N Y 

Rich ft Rich 2220 Milwaukee Av Chicago 

Richard Bros 116 E 3 New York 

Richards Great Chases Washington 

Riley ft Ahearn 35 Plant Dayton O 

Riley A C 28 W 125 New York 

Rio Al C Star Muneie Ind 

Rio Violet Knickerbockers B R 

Rlpon Alf 545 E 87 N Y 

Ritchie Billy Vanity Fair B R 

Rltter ft Foster Hammersmith London 

Roach A E Vanity Fair B R 

Roatinl Mile Queen of Jardin de Paris B R 

Rober Gus Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Roberts C E 1851 Sherman Av Denver 

Roberts Robt Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Roberts & Downey 80 Lafayette Detroit 

Robinson Chas A Crusoe Girls B R 

Robinson The 001 Hawthorne Av Minneapolis 

Robinson Wm C 3 Granville London 

Rocamora Suzanne Anderson Louisville 

Roche Harry Sam T Jacks B R 

Rock ft Rol 1010 Indiana Av Chicago 

Rockway & Conway Orpheum Savannah 

Roeder ft Lester 311 Broudway Buffalo 

Rogers Ed Girls rrom Happyland B R 

Roland ft Morin 208 Middlesex Lowell 

Rolande Geo S Box 200 Cumberland Md 

Rood*- Claude M Shubert I'tica 

Roof Jack ft Clara 705 Green Phlla 

Rooney & Bent Keiths Columbus O 

Rosalre ft Doreto Hanlons Superba 

Rose Dave Rose Sydell B R 

Rose Blanche Cracker Jacks B R 

Rose Lane ft Kelgard 125 W 4:t N Y 

Rose Clarlna 0<i25 ">7 Brooklyn 

Ross A: Lewis Hip Liverpool England 

Ross Fred T O II Marshall Mich 

Ross Eddie (1 Majestic Montgomery 

Ross Sisters 05 Cumerford Providence 

Koydrn Vlrgie Rose Sydell B R 

Rush Ling Toy Gaiety Springfield () 

Russell * Davis 1310 High Sprlngfeld O 

Kutans Song Birds Orpheum Lima O 



THOS. J. 

RYAN-RICHFIELD CO 

Next Week (Dec. 12), Columbia. St. Louis. 

Rye Geo W 110-4 Ft Smith Ark 
Ryno ft Emerson 101 W 174 N Y 



Salambo ft Olivettes Orpheum La Crosse Wis 
Salmo Juno Casino Bcausolille France 



LACEY SAMPSON 

AND 

MABEL DOUGLAS 

Sanders ft La Mar 1327 5 Av N Y 
Sanford ft Darlington 3000 Pengrove Phlla 
Saunders Chas Century Girls B R 
Saxe Michael Follies of New York B R 
Saxon Chas Big Review B R 
Scanlon Geo B College Girls B R 
Scarlet ft Scarlet 013 Longwood Av N Y 
Schilling Wm 1000 E Lanvale Baltimore 

CUBA DE SCHON 

The Little Indian Girl. 
Playing VV. V. A. Time. 

Sclntella 5X8 Lyell Av Rochester 
Scott Robt lovemakers B R 
Scott O M Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 
Scott ft Yost 40 Mornlngslde Av N Y 
Scully Will P 8 Webster PI Bklyn 
Sears Gladys Midnight Maidens B R 
Sclby Hal M 204 Schiller Bldg Chicago 
Senion Primrose Ginger Girls B R 
Sexton Chas B 2S40 Johnston Chicago 
Sevcngala Orpin um Altoona Pa 



FRANK V. 



GRACE 



SEYMOURand ROBINSON 

Eccentric Comedians. 
"The Mix and the Mixer" S.-C. Circuit. 

Seymour Nellie 111 Manhattan N Y 
Shaw Edith Irwlns Majesties B R 
Shea Thos E 3001 Pine Grove Av Chicago 
Shean Al Big Banner Show B R 
Sheck At Darville 202* N Clark Chhago 
Shelvey Bros 20.". S Main Water!. my 
Shepperley Sisters 2oO Dovereourl Toronto 
Shfppell Ar Bennett Dreamlanders B R 
Sherlock Frank .".II W l.V. New York 
Sherlock ft Holmes 2">o0 Ridge P!n lad< -Ipbla 
Shermans Two 2">2 St Emanuel M .t.i !*• 
Sherwood Jeanette Ginger (litis II U 

0^ Miss 0^ and C,o. 

Sydney Shields 



Shields The 2i>7 Mfy Hall New Orleans 
Shorey Campbell & Co !V> Rock Av Lynn Mass 

Sldello Tom K- Co 4:n.*: Wentworth Av Chicago 
SiddoiiK ft Earle 2.~>1." So Alder Philadelphia 
Sidman Sam Passing Parade B R 
Sleg.l Emma Irwins MaJ. sties B R 
Slegel A> Matthews ."'.21 Dearborn Chicago 
Silver Nat Watsons Burlesquers B R 
Slmms Wlllard Ol.Ti Kills Av Chicago 
Slmonds Teddv Arn< rl< ans B R 
Simpson Russell Big Review B R 
Slater & Finch 1o N !', Vlncennes Ind 
Small Johnnie ft Sisters 020 Lenox Av N Y 
Smlrl K- Kes-mr 4.''.S W 101 N Y 
Smith Allen 1243 Jefferson Av Bklyn 
Smith ft Adams 4<»K So H aUfead Chicago 
Smith A Brown 1.".24 St John Toledo 
Snyder & Buckley Fads * Follies B R 



Snyder Trio 32 Hancock Newbern N C 
Smners A/ Storke Majestic Jacksonville 
Sossln Samuel Hastings Show B R 
Spaulding ft Dupree Box 28T> Osslnlng N Y 
Spears The 67 Clinton Everett Mass 
Spears Anna Merry Whirl B R 
Spelvln Geo Sam T Jacks R R 
Spencer & Austin 3110 E Phlla 
Sprague & Dixon Crescent Syracuse 
Sprngue & McNeece 032 No 10 Phlla 
Springer & Church \H\ 4 Plttsfield Mass 
Stadium Trio St Charles Htl Chicago 
Stanley Stan nor» Bates Indianapolis 
Stanley Harry S Lyric Terre Houte 
Stnnwood David ."504 Bremen E Boston 
Starr ft Sachs :u:\ N Clark Chicago 
Stedman Al ft Fannie 0M,"> Ro Boston 
Steele Sifters a;- Brinkinaii Norka Akron O 
Stelnert Thomas Trio ."i-'ll Lenox Av N Y 
Stelnman Herman Lovemakers R R 
Stephens Hal Cram! Indianapolis 
Steppe A II 33 Barclay Newark 
Stepping Trio 30OM N T. Philadelphia 
Stevens Pearl Bijou Lansing Mich 
Stevens Harry Century Girls B R 
Stevens Will II Serenadera B R 
Stevens E i:i. r > So First Bklyn 
Stevens Paul 323 W 28 N Y 
Stevens Llllle Brigadiers B R 
Stevens ft Moore Columbians B R 
Stewarts Musical Star Show Girls B R 
Stewart Harry M World of Pleasure B R 
Stewart & Earl 12."» Euclid Woodbury N .1 
Stlckney I^ouise Hippodrome N Y Indef 
Stlrk ft London 2S Hancock Brockton Mast 



Stokes - d Ryan Sisters 

212 W. 7th St., Wilmington, Del. 



Stone Geo Ginger Girls B R 
Si James A!- hacre RM W 34 N Y 
Strehl May Bway Gaiety Girls- B R 
Strickland Rube Majestic Madison Wis 
Strohscheln II 2.".32 Atlantic Bklyn 
Strubblefleld Trio RHOH Maple Av St I^ouls 
Sullivan Harry A> Co Kedzie Chicago 
Sully ft Phelps 2:110 Bolton Phlla 
Summers Allen HKifl W Division Chicago 
Sura/al A!- Ra/ull Shuhert. I'tica 
Sutton Larry E Vaurhvlllr Hoopton HI 
Sweeney & Rooney 1320 Wyoming av Detroit 
Sweet Dollle Irwlns Majesties B R 
Swisher Gladys 11. r i4 Clark Chicago 
Swor Bert Columbians B R 
Sydney Oscar Lovemakers B R 
Sylvester Cecelia Passing Parade B R 
Sylvesters The Plymouth Htl Hoboken N J 
Symonda Alfaretta 140 S 11 Philadelphia 
Symonds Jack 31. '10 Princeton Av Chicago 
Sytz ft Sytz 140 Morris Phlla 



Tamho l»uo Masonic I ronton O 
Tambo a Tamb.i Kmpir«. South Shields Eng 
Tangley Pearl 07 So f^lark Chicago 
Taylor Mae Crand Chicago 

Teal Raymond Happy Hour El Paso Tex Indef 
Temple ft O'Brien 420 E 2 Duluth 
Temple Qunrtette Orpheum Oakland 
Terrlll Frank ft Fred ST»7 N Orkney Phlla 
Thatcher Fannie Bon Tons B R 
Thomas & Hamilton 007 Dearborn Av Chicago 
Thompson Mark Bohemians B R 
Thomson Harry 12K4 Putnam Av Brooklyn 
Thornton Arthur Golden Crook B R 
Thornton Geo A 30. r > Broome N Y 
Thorne Mr A> Mrs Harry 2HS St Nicholas. av N Y 
Thorns Juggling ."8 Rose Buffalo 
Thurston Leslie j:t22 12 Washington 
livoli (iuarieii.. f : i-i ^ wolil Tale heiroit indef 
Tom Jack Trio Forsyth Atlanta 
Tombs Andrew College Girls B R 
Ton. y \- v.iiiian Bijou Oshkosh Wis 
Tops Topsv * Tn t ,« ^442 W School Chlcaa:o 
'lor.at a;- Flor h'.Mi/.a Lyric Oanville 111 
Tracy Julia Raymond Bartholdl Inn N Y 
Travers Belie 210 N Franklin Philadelphia 
Travers Phil f> E 11« r » N Y 
Travers Roland 221 W 42 N Y 
Tremnlnej, Mus'l 230 Caldwell Jacksonville III 
Trevor Edwin & Dolores Golden Crook II R 
Trlllerw .'Mil E 20 N Y 
Trolley far Trio Auditorium I >es Moims 
Troxell A Wlnchell MOO :< N Seattle 
'I ii'la Harry hoiinnion Ottawa 



HARRY TSUDA 

UNITED TIME. 
Booked Solid. James E. Plunkett, Mgr. 



Tunis F\y World of Pleasure B R 
Tuttln ^ M,:y .'{sS7 N Huron Chicago 
Tuxeilo Comedy Four Benuty Tru 1 |: |{ 
Tydeman A: Dool. y 10S Elm Cam. len \ J 

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I'llne Artlmr M 17"»0 W Lake fh:.-a^o 
I nl'iue r.ifiieiiy Trio 1!»27 Nl.h la- Pdlhi 
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\'.i;:^' 1 Jl' ' 11 S.i 11 I .:■ ;■.. 

Valadons Les .'.I Brewer Newport R I 

Vuldare Be-si. ::<i.", \\' '.17 \ \ 

Valentine Ai- Kay 2"..': 1 -.. .". .1. : -e\ i'iv 
Valletra \ I. an; en !'."-'!• St fl.nk ( ' I. v- land 
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VARIETY 



CHARLES HORWITZ 

Author of the best sketches playing the bee' 
vaudeville time in America and Europe. His 
record proves It. Over 200 successes to his 
credit, Including those big hits for Mr. and 
Mrs. Mark Murphy, Grade Emmett and Co., 
Harry First and Co.. Chadwlck Trio. 

Room K15, 1402 Broadway, New York City. 
'Phone: 2.141) Murray Hill. 

P. 9— Will coach and etage act If In New 
York. 

MKNZKIJ'N SCHOOL OF ARTISTIC 
ItAM.KT AND FANTOMIMK 

22 East 10th St.. New York. 

Vaudeville dancing acts Invented. Chorus 
and Ilalh'ts classes for Grand Opera or Musical 
Comedy Hances, Classic , eccentric and sensa- 
tional novelties arranged. Originator of "Sa- 
lome." 'Vampire." "Spring Song," "Greek 
Pantomime." "Pose Dances," etc. 

Prominent pupilr • ""ff;nan, Dazie, Myrtllle. 
Dennis, Marlow, .d;in. t . Blanct and many 
foreign artist*. 



Photos 



12 Parle Panels, 8 x 12 $2 00 

.TO Paris Panels, 8 x 12 7.00 

100 Pnrls Panels. 8 x 12 12<>0 

FEINBERGS STUDIO, 22S Bowery, N. Y. C 



ORANGE MFC. CO. 

100 West 8»th Street. -NEW YORK. 

THEATRICAL COSTUMBR8. 
Furnishers to the leading Broadway houses. 
Soubrette, ankle dresses and evening dresses. 
Military uniforms. 

Army of the World, 
Representing ANY Nary of the World. 

Period. 
Send for Illustrated Catalogue 10, la original 
colors. 

FULL LINE THEATRICAL GOODS 

Clog and Acrobatic Shoes ; Wigs, Makeup. 
Prices Absolutely the Lowest. A. A. HOFMAN, 
lt>46 El!ls St., San Francisco (opp. Princess 
and Oarrlck theatres). 



'ALIDELLA" 




DANCING CLOGS 

Short Vamps 

Price, all wood sole, $4.00; 
leather slmnk 
fl.oo, deliver- 
ed free. Pat. 
ent fastening. 



ALBEIT H. MEM.* SHOE CO. 



Maaafactsrea' ky 
Milwaukee, Wit 



SECOND-HAND COWN8 

PONY COATS STREET DRESSES 

SOUBRETTE DRESSES. FURS. 

330 So. State Street CHICA60 



PHOTOS COPIED 

and Enlarging 



It will i»ay yon to f?et our Prices for 
large or small quantities. 

Quickest and l»e»t service in the City 

Theatrical work a specialty. 

G. U. GAIRING 

3241-3243-3245 N.Clark St., CHICAGO 

Phone Lake View 108« 



^ACK OF THE NAME 




WILL CRESSY 

Says: "I am Using W Taylor Trunks 

and would use no other. Have tried 
them all." 

C. A. TAYLOR TRUNK WORKS 

CHICAGO: 33 E.Randolph St. 
NEW YORK: 131 W. 38th St. 

Hen<l for complete Catalogue Freo 




WEAR CELLER'8 SHOES and 
YOU WEAR A SMILE 

SHORT VAMP SHOES 

(Exclusively for Womea.) Far Slate. Street and 
Ewewat Wear. Great Variety. Eichitive tiaaala. 

ANDREW GELLER 

CREATOR OP SHORT VAMP SHOES 
507 6th Ave., New York, Bet. 30th and 31st Ste. 

Send for Illustrated Catalogue 
One Flight Up. Tel. 1559 Madison Sq. 




WIGS 

Large Assortment, AH Kinds, on band and nu 

delivery, lend for Vaudeville Oatalof. Fi 

Right arooad the ooraer from Majestlo That 



E2-THE WIGGERY 

Oth Floor, 1 60 8tate Stree 
CH IC AGO 

to order. Special faollltlea tor prompt 
for the. aaktng. Wh . In Chloago call. 
N. W. ooraer State and Monroe St*. 



I. MILLER MaBHfaetmr 



MAHLER BROS. 

SIXTH AVE. and 31st St., NEW YORK 

Half Block from New Penn. Railroad Terminal 

PROFESSIONAL UNDERWEAR HOUSE of America 

A caaiplete aaaartamt at all time, af UNDERWEAR, TIGHTS, HOSIERY and MAKE-UPS 

Originators and Improvers of Our Famous Short Vamp Shoes 
Oiscoont to Professionals Allowed Send for New Catalogue, No. 5 

WRITS FOR THE MOST COMPLETE 

CATALOG EVER ISSUED 

80 PAQE8 JUST OUT 600 ILLUSTRATIONS 

Costume*, Soubrette Dresses, Tights, Wigs, Gold and Silver Trimmings, Make-up and Grease 
Paints, Spangles and Ornaments, Properties of all Kinds. 

FRITZ 8CHOULTZ & CO., 75-77 Luke ST.. CHICAGO 



Established 25 years. 



Pre* If request 1b accompanied bj this ad. 



One 20x30 DISPLAY FRAME and PHOTO 
ENLARGEMENT and 100 PHOTO REPRO- 
DUCTIONS, Size 7x9, Two Styles 

Samples and Price List FREE 

SILVER & CO., 3140 No. Hilsted St., CHICAGO 



$8. 





Foreign Novelties Remounting a Specialty 

^ Purchase Jewelry With Care 

Select only a reliable store 

such un the 

Casino Jewelry Shop 

1404 Broadway, New York 

(Next door to Casino Thoatre, Hot. 38th and .li»th Stn.) 

We pride ourselves in possessing the patronage of the very best 
people in the profession, who buy 

Exclusive Genuine Diamond Jewelry 

( )ur customers are always convinced that they receive a square 
deal when trading with us. 

Our diamond stock is of the finest quality mounted in Platinum 
with 14 and 18 Karat ( iold only of the newest and most artistic designs. 

VVc arc as particular about our methods of doing business as we 
are about the precious stock we carry. 



for the 




Our Prices are Extremely Low 

superior quality of merchandise we sell. 

We willingly refer you to any of the well 
known managers, producers or stars, who 
are noted for their handsome and exclusive 
Jewels purchased of us. 

An inspection and comparison of prices 
are kindly solicited. Call and be convinced. 
JAC ROSENBAUM, Proprietor 





202 

W.23SST 
N.Y 



of Tbeatrlca- 
Boots a Hhoesl 
CLOG. Ballet, 
and Acrobatic 
Shoes a spec- 
ialty. All work 
made at short 
notice. 



JAMES MADISON 

SUCCESSFUL VAUDEVILLE AUTHOR 

Writes for Joe Welch, Pat Rooney, Violet 
Black. Jack Norworth, Billy B. Van. Al Leech, 
Barney Bernard and Lee Harrison. Fred Du- 
prez, Al Carleton. Nat Carr, Ed. Wynn, etc. 

1493 Broadway. New York Hours 11 to 1 

GET MADISON BUDGET No. 12. $1. 



SILK. WORSTED ase 
COTTON THEATRICAL 




TIGHTS 



Always on hand. Order$ 
filled promptly. 

Cotton tights, Tery good 
quality ; a pair, 75 cents. 

Worsted tights, medium 
weight; a pair, $2.00. 

Worsted tights, heavy 
weight ; a pair, 12.75. 

Silk-plaited tights Im- 
ported) ; a pair, $2.50. 

811k tights. heavy 
weight ; a pair, $6.00 

Pure silk tights ; a pair, 
$8.50. 

Variety catalog free on 
application. 

BERNARD MANDL 
180 E. Maeuea Strttt, CVcais 



SECOND-HAND GOWNS 

FI'KS AND PONY COATS 
ALSO SOlllKKTTE GOWNS 

HARNETT, 328 STATE ST., CHICAGO 

8HORT VAMP 8HOE8 

and HOSIERY. Special: Italian Silk Hose $1.00 

Mail triers fillts. Oar Raw catalea M saw 
ready . Saat as rasoesl. 




Shop 



Tal. Mai. Sa. 7053 4BS Sixth Ave. (Rat. 2Bth A 30th Sts. 



CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 

An Inexpensive, but expressive form of holi- 
day remembrance to mail to your friends and 
relatives. 

For one dollar we will send postpaid one 
dozen finest Christmas Card Folders vlth a'i 
original sentiment printed in two colors on 
heavy paper, envelopes included. Three t'ol- 
lars for fifty. Five dollars the hundred. 
THE DAVID GIBSON COMPANY. Publishers, 
Caxton Building, Cleveland, O. 



Beautiful black lynx set of furs for $8; worth 
!j>.'Ui. Also white fox sets, taken for debt. 

I. LEVY, 
]<>r> W. 44th St., New York City. 

APPARATUS FOR ELFCTR1CAL ACT 

Which will cause Immense sensation; brand 
new Ideas; new stunts; can be obtained; knowl- 
edge of electricity not necessary. 

Mr. Dart, Rutherford. N J. 



WIG 



Real Hair, Crop Wig, black. $1.00 
Clown 75 cents, Negro 25 oasts 
Dress Wig $1.50, Imp. Bald $1.50, 
Soubrette $1.50 and JS.00. 
Paper Macne Heads, Helmets, etc. 
KLIPP1TRT. Mfr.. 24$ 4th Ato.. N. T. 



WARNING 

These Two Songs are RESTRICTED and 
PROTECTED 

"KEEP IT UP" 

A Salvation Army Sono 

"I Thought It Was What I 

Thought It Was, but It 

Wasn't What I Thought It 

Was at All" 

A Real Comic Number 

Friends, please notify me of any act 
usino either of the above, and obliue. 

Will Dillon, 

Care William Morris 1 Office. NEW YORK 



When an&ieerino adverUtemenU Mndly mention VARIETY. 



VARIETY 



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Village Comedy Four 1913 Ringgold Phlla 
Vincent John B 820 Olive Indianapolis 
Vinton Qrace Serenadere B R 
Viola Bros 41 Sheffield av Brooklyn 
Vloletta Jolly 41 Lalpilgeritr Berlin Oer 
Von Serley Slaters Marathon Girls B R 
Vyner Iydlla Reeves Beauty Show B R 



Wakefield Frank L Runaway Olrls B R 
Walker Musical 1024 Brookside Indianapolis 
Walker A Sturm Lyric Dayton O 
Walling Ida Watsons Burlesque™ B R 
Walsh Helen * May Dainty Duchesa B R 



WALSH, LYNCH -CO. 

Presenting "HUCKIN'S RUN." 

Direction PAT CASEY. 
Nexl Week (Dec. 12). Bijou, Battle Creek. 



Walsh Martin Trocaderos B R 

Walters A West 3437 Vernon Chicago 

Walters John Lyric Ft Wayne Ind Indef 

Walton Fred 4114 Clarendon av Chicago 

Ward Alice Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Ward Billy 199 Myrtle av Bklyn 

Ward Marty 8 Gaiety Girls B R 

Ward t West 225 B 14 New York 

Warde Mack 300 W 70 New York 

Warner Harry B Rolllckers B R 

Washburn Blanche Washington Soc Girls B R 

Washburn Dot 1930 Mohawk Chicago 

Water Carl P Sam T Jacks B R 

Waters Hester Washington Soc Girls B R 

Watson Billy W Girls from Happyland B R 

Wayne Jack W College Olrls B R 

Wayne Sisters Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Weaver Frank A Co 1700 N 9 Baltimore 

Weber Johnnie Rose Sydell B R 

Welch Jas A 211 B 14 New York 

Welch Thos Runaway Girls B R 

Welch Tint Vanity Fair B R 

Well John S Krusstadt Rotterdam 

Wells Lew 213 Shawmut Grand Rapids 

West John Watsons Burlesquers B R 

West At 606 B Ohio Pittsburg 

West Wm Irwins Majesties B R 

West Sisters 1412 Jefferson Av Brooklyn N Y 

West & Henry Bijou Philadelphia 

West A Denton 135 W Cedar Kalamazoo 

Weston Al Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Weston Bert Star Show Olrls B R 

Weston Dan B 141 W 116 N Y 

Western Union Trio 2241 B Clearfield Phlla 

Wether 11 1 38 W 8 Chester Pa 

Wheeler Sister* 1441 7 Phlla 

Whirl Four Plaza Philadelphia 

White Harry 1903 Ashland Av Baltimore 

ETHEL WHITESIDE 

And those "Plckannlea." 
"FOLLIES OF COONTOWN." 



While Phil Merry Whirl B R 
Whitman Bros 13.15 Chestnut Phlla 
WhltmaD Frank l.'tS Greenwich Reading Pa 
Whitney Tlllle 36 Kane Buffalo 



AL. H. WILD 

THAT FUNNY FAT FBLLOW 



Wlehert Orao» 86tt Michigan Av Chicago 
Wilder Marshall Atlantis City N J 
Wiley May F Big Review BR 
Wllkens * Wllkens 368 Willis Av N Y 
Wllhelm Fred Sam T Jacks B R 
Williams Clara 24.10 Tremoat Cleveland 
Williams Cowboy 4715 Upland Phlla 
Williams Chas 2652 Rutgers St Louis 
Williams John Cracker Jacks B R 
Williams Bd ft Florence 94 W 108 N Y 
Williams ft De Croteau 1 Ashton Sq Lynn Mass 
Williams ft Gilbert 1010 Marshfleld Av Ohleago 
Williams A Stevens 8516 Calumet Chlcage 
Williams Mollle Cracker Jacks B R 
Williamson Frank Runaway Olrls B R 
Wllllson Herbert Al Fields Minstrels 
Wills A Hassan National Sydney Australia 
Wilson Lottie 2208 Clifton av Chlcsgo 
Wilson Fred J 14 Forest Montclalr N J 
Wilson Al A May Dorp Schenectady Indef 
Wilson Fred Cracker Jacks B R 
Wilson Frank 1818 W 23 Los Angeles 
Wilson Marie Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 
Wilson LlasU 176 Franklin Ruffalo 
Wilson Jas Olnger Girls B R 
Wilson Patter Tom 2566 7 Av N Y 
Wilson A Plnkney 207 W IS Kansas City 
Wilson ft Wilson Orpheum Ogden Utah 
Wilton Jee M 9 A Arch Philadelphia 
Wlafleld Frank Hastings Show B R 
Winkler Kress Trio Park Erie Pa 
Wise A Milton Brennan Circuit New Zealand 
Wlthrow A Olover Hoity Tolty Co 
Wolfe A Lee 324 Wood lawn Av Toledo 
Wood Brea Vanity Fair B R 
Wood all Billy 420 First Av Nashville 
Wood Ollto 534 W 159 N Y 
Work A Ower Orpheum Sioux City 
Worrell Chas Century Olrls B R 
Wright A Dietrich Maryland Baltimore 



Xazlers Four 2144 W 20 Chlcage 



Yackley A Bunnell Majestic Houston 

Yoeman Oeo 4566 Gibson Av St Louis 

Yost Harry B World of Pleasure B R 

Young Carrie Bohemians B R 

Young OUie A April Polls Springfield 

Yeung A Phelps 1013 Baker Bvansvllle Ind 



laaclgs The 8M W 14* N Y 



Zanfrellas 181 Brixton London 

Zazell A Vernon Beguln Tonr So American Ind 

Zeda Harry L 1328 Cambria Phlla 

Zelser A Thome Wlllards Temple of Muslo 

Zell A Rodgers 87 8o Clark Chicago 

Zimmer John Victoria Baltimore 

Zimmerman Al Dreamlanders B R 



BURLESQUE ROUTES 



Weeks Dec. 12 and 10. 



Americans Columbia Boston 19-21 Bon Ion 
Jersey City 22-24 Folly Paterson 

Beauty Trust MubIc Hull New York 10 Murray 
Hill New York %n „ , t . . 

Dehmans Show Garden Buffalo 10 Corinthian 
Rochester ... „ 

Big Banner Show Gayety Detroit 10 Qayety 
Toronto 

Big Review Star Toronto 10 Royal Montreal 

Bohemians Standard St Louis 10 Empire In- 
dianapolis „„ n , _. 

Bon Tons Waldmans Newark 10 Empire Ho- 
boken 

Bowery Burlesquers Star Brooklyn 10 Wald- 

nians Newark _ 

Brigadiers 12-14 Folly Paterson 1;>-1< Bon 
Ton Jersey City 10-21 Gayety Scranton 22-24 
Luzerne Wilkes-Barre 
Broadway Gayety Girls Empire Newark l.> 

Bowery New York 
Cherry Blossoms Buckingham Louisville r.» 
Peoples Cincinnati 

College Girls 12-14 Mobawk Schenectady 15-1 « 
Empire Albany 10 Gayety Boston 

Columbia Burlesquers Gayety Boston 10 Co- 
lumbia New York 

Cosy Corner Girls Empire Indianapolis 10 
Buckingham Louisville 

Cracker Jacks Empire Hoboken 10 Music Hall 
New York 

Dainty Duchess Columbia New York 10 Gay- 
ety Philadelphia 

Dreamlands Bowery New York 10-21 Folly 
Paterson 22-24 Bon Ton Jersey City 

Ducklings Gayety Albany 10 Casino Brooklyn 

Fads & Follies Westminster Providence 10 
Casino Boston 

Follies Day Bronx New York 10 Eighth Ave 

New York 
-Follies New York Olympic New York 10 Ca- 
sino Philadelphia 

Ginger Girls Casino Boston 10-21 Empire Al- 
bany 22-24 Mohawk Schenectady 

Girls From Dixie Monumental Baltimore 10 
Penn Circuit 

Girls From Happyland Gayety Pittsburg 10 
Empire Cleveland 

Golden Crook Murray Hill New York 10 Me- 
tropolis New York 

Hastings Big Show Empire Cleveland 10 Em- 
pire Toledo 

Howes Love Makers Gayety St Louis 10 Gay- 
ety Kansas City 

Imperials Century Kansas City 10 Standard 
St Louis 

Irwins Big Show Gayety Brooklyn 10 Olympic 
New York 

Irwins Majesties 12-14 Empire Albany 15-17 
Mohawk Schenectady 10 Gayety Brooklyn 

Jardln De Paris Lafayette Buffalo 10 Star 
Toronto 

Jersey Lilies Gayety Kansas City 10 Gayety 
Omaha 

Jolly Girls Star Cleveland 10 Folly Chicago 

Kentucky Belles Peoples Cincinnati 10 Empire 
Chicago 

Knickerbockers Gayety Minneapolis 10 Gayety 
Milwaukee 

Lady Buccaneers Star Milwaukee 10 Dewey 
Minneapolis 

Marathon Girls Alhambra Chicago 10 Standard 
Cincinnati 

Merry Maidens Lyceum Washington 10 Monu- 
mental Baltimore 

Merry Whirl Eighth Ave New York 10 Em- 
pire Newark 

Midnight Maidens Gayety Toronto 10 Garden 
Buffalo 

Miss New York Jr Empire Chicago 10 Avenue 
Detroit 

M<ulln Rouge 12-14 Bon Ton Jersey City 15-17 
I-o'ly Paterson 1J)-21 Luzerne Wilkes-Barre 
22-2 ♦ Gayety Scranton 

New Century Girls Academy Pittsburg 10 Star 
Cleveland 

Parisian Widows Empire Toledo 10 Alhambra 
Chicago 

Passing Parade Avenue Detroit 10 Lafayette 
Buffalo 

Pat Whites Gayety Girls St Joe 10 Century 
Kansas City 

Pennant Winners Empire Brooklyn 1!> Bronx 
New York 

Queen Of Bohemia Metropolis New York 1!> 
Westminster Providence 

Queen Jardln De Paris Casino Philadelphia 1!> 
Gayety Baltimore 

Rector Girls Folly Chicago ID Star Milwaukee 

Reeves Beauty Show Gayety Milwaukee 1!» 
Star & Garter Chicago 

Rentz-Santley Gayety Washington 10 Oavety 
Pittsburg 

Robinson Crusoe Girls Gayety Louisville 1!* 
Gayety St Louis 

Rolllrkers 12 11 Gayety Scranton 15-17 Lu- 
zerne Wilkes-Barre 10 Trocadero Philadal- 
phla 

Rose Sydell Corinthian Rochester 10-21 Mo- 
hawk Schenectady 22-24 Empire Albany 

Runaway Girls Star & Garter Chicago lo 
Gayety Detroit 

Sam T Jacks Dewey Minneapolis 10 Star St 
Paul 

Serenades Gayety Baltimore 10 Oayety Wash 
Incton 

Star & Garter Standard Cincinnati 19 Gayety 
Louisville 

Star Show Girls Royal Montreal 19 Howard 
Boston 

Tiger Lilies Penn Circuit 19 Acadpmy Pitts- 
burg 

Troradcros Gayety Omaha 19 Oayety Minne- 
apolis 



Umpire Show 12-14 Luzerne Wilkes-Barre 15- 
17 Oayety Scranton 10 Gayety Albany 

Vanity Fair Oayety Philadelphia 10 Star 
Brooklyn 

Washington Society Girls Star St Paul 10 St 
Joe 

Watsons Burlesquers Trocadero Philadelphia 
10 Lyceum Washington 

World of Pleasure Howard Boston 10 Columbia 
Boston 

Yankee Doodle Girls CaBlno Brooklyn 10 Em- 
pire Brooklyn 



LETTERS 



Where C follows name, letter is in Chi- 
cago 

Where S F follows, letter is at San Fran- 
cisco. 

Where L follows, letter Is in London 
office. 

Advertising or circular letters of any de- 
scription will not be listed when known. 

Letters will be held for two weeks. 

P following names Indicates postal, ad- 
vertised once only. 



A 

A <lams J (C) 
Adams Wm (C) 
Ahlberg J (C) 
Aitkens Great 
Alberto Harold 
Albright Bob (C) 
A Id en Jane (C) 
A I do Max 
Alethia Mme 
Allman Joe 
Allston Gertrude 
Alvino & Rialto 
Ardell Lillie 
Artols Jack 
Ashborn Walter J 
Auger Geo 



B 



(C) 



Baldwin Terlsa 
Bard D 
Barlows Ponies 
Barrett Timothy 
Bates ft Christie 
Bates Clyde (P) 
Beeman Theresa 
Beeman Theresa (C) 
Benton Gran by & 

West (C) 
Berg Bros 
Berra Mabel 
Barnam S 
Berry Alice (C) 
Bernle Louis (C) 
Bladen Henry 
Bllger Chas 
Bishop Blanche 
Black Violet 
Blockson H 
Bogard ft Davis 
Borrelll A 
Bowers Frank (C) 
Boyd Wm H 
Boyd W M 
Bradford ft Wilson 
Brand David 
Brltton Bros 
Broderson Jas 
Brooks Herbert 
Brown Harry (O 
Brown Bros (C) 
Brown ft Cooper (C) 
Brown ft Cooper 
Buckley Lillian (C) 
Burkhardt Chas (C) 
Burgess Bob (C) 
Burns Harry M 
Burt Glen 
Bush Frank 
Barbee Hill ft Co (C) 
Hoggs Lillian (C) 



Caine ft Odom 
Campbell Jack 
Carleton Arthur C 
Carre & Carre 
Carver Jordan 
Cassady Jns J 
Cnscy Wm 
Charles Herbert 
Chartres Wlllette 
Chase Dave 
cheklng Frank (C) 
Cherle Doris 
Chester & Jones (C ) 
Clark Edwin 

• 'lark H O 
'Mark Clever 

• lark ft Hanson 
ciifT Laddie 
foil- ft Johnson 
Collins Norman Wllb 

(C) 

• 'ollins Lillian 
Connell Evelyn 
''onnelly Sisters 
Conway T A 
Conroy & Lemalre 
'"ook & Clinton 
Corcoran .Ia< k 



Cowles Al W 
Cremer Elsie (C) 
Cross John 
Cuttys Musical (C) 
Cummlngs Hazel (C» 
Coakley Dun levy & 

Handy 
Coddlngton F M 
Cole & Cole 

D 

Ballon Mrs 
D'Amon Chester 
Davis Edward 
Davis Geo D 
Dayton Lewis 
DeArmond Craee (Ci 
De Balestlers Animals 

(C) 
DeCorno Louis (C) 
Defrejl Gordon 
Delmore John (C) 
Daltorelll Joe 
De Lorls John 
Demar Rose (C) 
Denis Homer 
Deunay Chas 
Dixon Lulu 
Draper Burt 
Drown Olive (C) 
Dunbar Harry D 
Dunbar Chas (O 
Duncan ft Sells 
Duplllo Ernest \ ( |»t 



E 



■I 



(C) 



Edward Rei 
Elaine Mab< 
Eldrldge R 
Ernest Harry 
Esmond Flo 
Evans Virginia 
Evens Rennlc 
Excel la ft Franks 



(C» 



Farlandeau Doll 
Farrelly ft Herman 
Fenler I L (C) 
Fennel k Tyson 
Fern Phil 
Ferris W L 
Florence Dalsv (P) 
Flynn Earl (C) 
Fogarty Frank (C.) 
Foley Edward 
Foley Rov 
Foley ft Earle 
Foley & Foley 
Forde Gertrude 
Foster C D 
Fowler Mr rci 
Fowler Bertie 
Fox Will II 
Fox Jaek (C) 
Fox Frank (Ci 
Francis Ruth <C) 
Frank Bert S 
Freemari Roy 
Fregoll Mile M'l 
French Carrie 
Frlel Thornton 
Fritz Leo f('i 
Fuller Geo (C i 



Gale Ceo 
Galvin Tommy 
Gardener Eddie 
Gardener K- K<hn.e.|< r 
Gardner Harry f('i 
Garrett Sam Vc» 
Girtelle Fred 
Cavfnn Billv 
Cchaiicr A 
Ceiu<T Fiwd i ( ' I 
Geneva Hun n > ■<• 
Germain Mi- k ' I' ) 

Cih-im Sidney 

c, ih«.-nn Del 

C, if.sfin ,T V M'i 

GillxT* EMe if. 



Ollden Sisters 
Ooldy Annie 
Goodhue Anna 
Gordon ft Redwood 

(C) 
Gordon Wm (C) 
Goyt Trio 
Graham Olga 
Green Frankle 
Gross John 
Grower Belle (C) 
Gruet Jack 

H 

Hagan Will 
Hamilton Fred P 
Hank Arthur 
Hnnsell Earl 
Hansen Louise 
Hart Henry 
Hardy Adele 
Harris Trlxie 
Harris Frank 
Hawk Mrs A 
Hayes Bandy 
Healy D 
Hedgecock John 
Henry Carl 
Herman Mexican 
Hlrsehborn Geo 
Hornhroeks Bronchos 
Holland Kate (C) 

Llllle 

ft Dolores 

Geo 

Jack (P) 

Wm 

Albert (S 
Julia 



C 

ft Fields 



(C) 



Hoover 

Howard 

Howard 

Howard 

Howlett 

I loffman 

I lunter 



F) 



Irwin 



I 

Mamie 



J 

W H 

& Margaret 



Jackson 
Jackson 

(C) 
Jefferies Flo 
Johnson L (C) 
Johnsten Chester 
Tolson Al (C) 
Josp Edouard 
Josearys Three 

K 

Kallnowskl Leo <c.) 
Kane Eddie 
Kaplln Nellie R 
Kellam Lee (C) 
Kelly ft Kent (C) 
Kendal W C 
Klngsley D 
Klein Julia 
Knapp Sam 
Knowles R G 
Koehler A 

Kuhlman Harrv (Cj 
Kullevo Bros 



La Falle Pauline 
Lambert Bros (C) 
Lane ChrlH (C) 
Lee Irene 
Le Verne H (C) 
Lemuels ft Lemuels 
Leontlne Countess 
Leslie Estharlne (C) 
Leslie Ollle (C) 
Lindholm Chns (C) 
Lloyd Dorothv (C) 
Long Delia (C) 
Lyle Jack 
Lamont Jas (C) 
Leroy Hilda (C) 

M 

Mack Col O C 
Maltland Mnhle 
Marlon Cliff 
Marron Pnul (C) 
Marsh Byron 
Marsden Helen 
Marshall Grace 
May Hattie 
Mayo Norman (C) 
MeAullffe Harold 
McAvoy Dlek A: A life 
MeElrov Jean (C) 
McDowell John K- 

Alice 
MeNallvs Four 
McGrnth Thns 
Mees T (C) 
Melville & TV V 
Melrose Jlmmle 
Menfekel 

Merrill S.hastlnn 
Merrlt Hal 
Mlek Hnrrv 
Mlley Rath. Tin. (Ci 
Miller Sain 
Miller Lillian (C) 
Milton Frank 
Mlzuno N 
Monroe Ned (c t 



re 



Montgomery Mfce 
Moran John 
Morgan Wm 
Murphy J Theo (C) 
McCaffrey Hugh (C) 
McCullough Carl (C) 
McQInnls Bros (C) 
Muller Jean (C) 

N 
Nelson Norman (C) 
Nichols Chas H 
Norrls C I (C) 
Norton Ruby 
Norworth Ned (C) 



Pauline 
Paris Otto 
Parker Edith A 
ParHon Sisters 
Preston Geo W 
Pomeroy Marie 
Price Jack ft Mable 
Plquo (C) 

R 

Rahy Dan (Ct 
Raimund Jim (C) 
Rankin Sidney 
Raymond Al 
Redmond Rita 
Reynolds Jno 
Rialto Mme (C) 
Richards Wm 
Ritchie Adelo 
Rivers David 
Rogers Duko 
Rosley Tom 
Romaine Julia (C) 
Rose Rosalie 
Royer ft French 
Rushmore Dorothy (C> 
Rycroft Dolly 
Rlpp Jack (C) 

B 
Sanders Paly 
Santell Great 
Sauter Clara 
Sawyer Harry (' 
Scott ft Wallace 
Sehuber Henry 
Sharkey & Lewis 
Shea Mrs H 
Shattuck Miss 
Shaw E 
Shepherd W II 
Silvers Musical 
Slnal Norm hi (C) 
Smith P II 
Smith Jas II (C) 
Smith ft Rose 
St Albyn Edmond G 
Startup II (C) 
St George Jennv 
Strength Bros ('(') 

T 

Terry Edith ((') 
Toomer * Hewins (C) 
Toy lion (C) 
Trent Dor. 
Trumbull Mnzle 
Tyler ft Burton 

U 

Usher Harry (C) 

V 

Van Jack 
Vaughan Dorothy 
Verone J L (C) 

> W 

Walsh Paula (C) 
Walters Clara 
Wales, Elsie 
Ward * Barton (C) 
Ward Fannie 
Washburn Renle 
We Chok Be (C) 
West Eugene 
West Ethe| (C, 
Wharton Nat 
Wiggins Bert ((') 
Wills John II 
Wolff Monte 
Woods Earl 
Wright E G 
Wynn Ida 
Wynn Bessie 
Woods Franeiu 
Woods Musical 
Woods T C ^ 

Warden Rose (C* 
Wlcke Gus rci 
Wlndom Billy fC) 
Wood Ollle 
WyckolT Will J 
Welch Be M 
Wilton Bennett 
Weston Willie 



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. STRASSMAN 

Attorney. ft.",1 Broadway, New York 
Theatrical Claims A'lv!., !•>»•#• 



WHAT DOES CHEAP MEAN TO YOU? 



If your idea of a cheap theatrl,;,! trunk Is the one M,:,r , , ,. ,,,. ,, 

1 nZ 7f vr' n " f0rr V h u MAL FIM,tR THINKS would not i„f . r. .. ■„■ 
wi.«ih iJ m Wra "f.^^^Tiess I, to pay ;, fair price f l)r :1 , ri||1 „ f, , 

FIHRE TRl NKS a m t "lit y Interesting proposition 

IPs better to flirurr what a trunk will cost you »o u " f..- f, - v . ■• 
costs In the thr.e minutes It takes you to buy It 



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AMUSEMENTS 



AMUSEMENTS 



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THEATRE I EVERY NIGHT AT 8 



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Matinees Wed. and Sat. at 2 

I PRICES 25c to $1.50 



This attraction will NOT APPEA R In any other New Englani olty ea»t of Bos ton 

THE GREATEST OF ALL MUSICAL COMEDY SUCCESSES 

fiY THE COMPCSER OF 3 TWINS ANO BRIGHT EVES 










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CAST INCLUDES 

ADELAIDE, WITH J. J. HUGHES 

MAV TOKRS KVKir.KX Dl'NMORK I.Ol IS SIMON l'KKI> NIC K 

JOSIE IN'TKOPIDK l*LOKl.\( K .MAY BKRT ltAKI.lt ANNA WILKES 

AND A lilG TYPICAL C \ITES IIEAl'TV CIIORIS 

I TOLD YOU SO! "Katie Did," Adelaide did; in fact, the whole 
show DIO make the biggest ,hit of the season. 

SEE WHAT THE PRESS SAYS: 

" 'Katli Pi V rrr>v«;d to be an entertainment conducive- to hilarity n:id flor-ervinn 
of success." — "La I't'ito Adelaide with her wonderful whirlwind dancing: caught the 
favor of the audience Ir.'.n.er.it'.y." — GLO'iU. 

"It h:m ifC) n.ar.y rv •-.•.>3 s.'n^-s !"■ >ston has witnessed su<-h dancinc ns thnt, 

given by L;i l\t.'o A :■ ;.'.;■." — PO^'i'. 

"'Knti. Tv-r ir.nio a hit — nc~ C'-.nuviy that convulsed the large audience In many 

new fiil> -:■ ;•:.; ■ iv.ir >:'.ia'.! • :"..«." — JOl'uN'Ali. 

"Miir:!:i r v ar.J wins tho> crowd. 1 ::o lv.tisio Is hound to bo popn! ir." — AMKKU'AN. 
"It Is a consbt-.iu, lr:>k iT.^rtiir.".' \ui, fcatlsfying the eye and car." — HKKALD. 
"It In <*ure to win idaudits fn.:n L-v.-n b'.ase th ■.•a::-c,:.,t rs." — A DYKRTlSl'U. 
"The hit it rt.^d-.- will »e r.otod In ev. ry other big city." — RCCORD. 
• Ii Is In Its crsibc'.'.ishmcnt that 'Katie 1>I.1' fores." — TKANSCHIPT. 



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"THE NARROW FELLER" 

Making Another Cruise Over the UNITED TIME. PAT CASEY, Pilot 



BLACK and WHITE 

Novelty Acrobats Just Two Girls 

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NETTIE G. KNISE 

America's Greatest Female Whistler 
PLAYING UNITED TIME 



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Select Singers of Select Sontfs 

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l-'i-.-iliiriiiK .MA ST Kit TKhhV, the ' I'a.y Sn,.i ano. " 
AM ;■.»!• tli«' |.i«'.-«'ii'. VARIETY, San l-'r.i ii-isv-o. 

Wat i'Ii this space for our fares. 

NEXT WKKK (l)Ki'. 11). NATIONAL. SAN FRANCISCO. 



Big Laughing 
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Address 

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MATCHLESS MASTERS of THE MARVELOUS MEXICAN MARIMBA I * F M u o L v.t" CI 



A FEW SAMPLE REPORTS 



"The act is exceedingly high-class, and, to use a much-misused term, Is a "riot" ; 
that's all. Simply great and the biggest feature the house has erer had. Many, many 
thinks." 

• ••••• 

"The most meritorious musical act that we have ever played. I would feel sorry 
for any audience with which this act did not score a big hit." 



Exclusive Direction 



"Their repertoire of classical and popular music was equally well received. Big hit" 

"The Mexicans offered the best and classiest musical act that was ever heard in this 
house, and there Is a slim chance for a musical act yet to come that will win the 
recognition thut this act did. At the finish of the act, Monday night. It was impossible 
to go uhead with the show until they answered four encores. They achieved a great 
triumph before a critical and appreciative audience." 



Philadelphia 



AGENTS OF YEARS AGO^ 

(Continued from page 36.) 
Performances were offered at the 
variety houses for six nights and three 
afternoons, the bill having from eight 
to ten numbers. There were no pic- 
ture machines then and in most of the 
houses afterpieces were generally 
produced. It can be recalled that the 
Miner theatres in operation then car- 
ried 8 in all stock companies to put on 
these house skits and sketches. 

While there was no central offllce 
like the United Booking Offices now, 
I wish to refute the statement that the 
organization of vaudeville managers 
dates only a few years back. The 
first association was formed in 1881, 
of which Harry Miner was president 
and general manager, while I acted 
as secretary. Our headquarters were 
over Miner's Bowery theatre, in the 
same room where the Jolly Corks were 
wont to congregate and celebrate. 

There were no commissions. Acts 
were booked through the office and 
each manager contributed weekly to 
meet the current expenses of the or- 
ganization. It was a co-operative 
scheme. All went well for a year when 
the association ceased to exist. 

There were no Sunday shows. It 
is only a matter of a few years that 
Keith inaugurated Sunday concerts 
at his houses. "Stag" audiences were 
in evidence until Tony* Pastor finally 
induced the women to attend the 
shows at his theatre. 

All-star variety shows were gather- 
ed together by prominent managers 
and fhev toured the aountry with 
success. \ I became imbued with the 
"all-star" fever and also went travel- 
ing. All this happened in the days 
before burlesque had assumed such 
great proportions. 

Kate deals us strange cards. I was 



one of the prime movers in the com- 
pany which was responsible for the 
opening of the Circle, 60th street 
and Broadway, but the refusal of a 
license and a two years' delay prac- 
tically put us out of commission. By 
losing the Circle my money went like 
smoke in the air. Percy Williams 
succeeded in securing a license. I 
think no one will dispute the fact 
that it was my